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EDWARD III. 

VOL. YIII. 
A.D. 1346-1349. 



PUBLISHED BY AUTHORITY OF HIS MAJESTY S PRINCIPAL SECRETARY OF STATE 

FOR THE HOWE DEPARTMENT. 



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1905. 



CONTENTS 



PAGE. 

Preface - - - - - - - v 

Corrigenda - - - - - - vii 

Calendar ------ 1 

General Index ------ 619 



Wt. 11483. 



( V ) 



PRE FACE. 



The present volume forms part of a series of Calendars 
of thS Close Eolls from the reign of Edward I. to 
that of Edward IV., the object and character of which 
are explained in the Preface to the first volume for 
the reign of Edward II. (a.d. 1307—1313). The text 
has been prepared, with the sanction of the Lords 
Commissioners of His Majesty's Treasury, by Mr. A. B. 
Hinds, M.A., and he has also compiled the Index. 

H. C. MAXWELL LYTE. 

Public Record Office, 
15 March, 1905. 



( vii ) 



COEKIGENDA. 



Page 9, line 34, for Clairvaux read Clerussel. 

12, ,, 46, after Richard read (nic). 

30, ,, 40, for Randolf, Levyngton read Randolf Levyngton. 

37, ,, 11, for Kyugesliere read Kyngesbiere. 

81, ,, 7, for Geneva read Genoa. 

128, ,, 2 from bottom, for Fisshatre read Fisshacre. 

193, ,, 37, for William read Walter. 

263, ., 42, for Gerendon 7-ead Gereudon. 

296, ,, 5 from bottom, for Leen read Leeu. 

833, ,, 32, for 2QI. read 26s. 

358, ,, 12, for Leen read Leeu. 

502, ,, 25, /o?- Pouchardoun >■('«(/ Ponchardoun. 



CALENDAR 



OF 



CLOSE ROLLS. 



20 EDWARD III.— Part 1, 



1346. 

Jan. 26. 

Westminster. 



Jan. 28. 
Westminster. 



Jan. 26. 

Westminster. 



Feb. 10. 

Westminster. 



Feb. 7. 
Westminster. 



MEMBRANE 26. 

To Eeymund Seguyn, the king's butler, or to him who supplies his 
place in the port of Southampton. Order to deliver to the prior of St. 
Denys near Southampton a tun of red wine of the present season of * reek ' 
for the celebration of masses for the souls of all the faithful departed, in 
accordance with the king's grant to him of a tun of such wine to be 
received yearly. 

To the same. Order to deliver to the abbot of Waverle a tun of red 
wine of the present season of 'reek,' in accordance with the king's grant 
to the abbot and convent of that place of a tun of such wine to be received 
yearly. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to direct the taxers 
and collectors in co. Kent of the tenth and fifteenth last granted by the 
laity to supersede levying the same of the goods of the hospital of St. 
• Thomas the Martyr, Estbrugg, Canterbury, as the hospital is so slenderly 
endowed, as the king has learned by trustworthy testimony, that the goods 
thereof do not suffice for the maintenance of the master and poor there, 
and if it be charged with the aids granted by the community of the realm 
the master will not able to maintain the charges incumbent thereupon. 

William parson of Bursele church and Ralph atte Watere of Bursele, 
imprisoned at Wyndesore for trespass of venison in that forest, have a writ 
to Thomas de Berkele, keeper of the Forest this side Trent, or to him who 
supplies hia place in Wyndesore forest, to bail them. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to supersede the 
demand made upon R. bishop of Coventry and Lichfield for 9^ sacks 3 
stones 7^ pounds of wool for his portion if they find that he paid the moiety 
of his wool in accordance with the grant thereof as he has shown the king 
that he delivered 10 sacks for his moiety of wool in accordance with the 
grant made in the parliament held at Westminster in the 12th year of the 
reign, long before the summons of the council at Northampton in that year, 
to John de Causton and Thomas de Swanlond, collectors of customs in the 
port of London, yet the treasurer and barons exact 9i sacks 3 stones 
7i pounds of wool from him for his portion as if he had not paid his 
moiety as aforesaid, because it was ordained in the said council that what 
was in arrear of the 20,000 sacks granted should be levied in accordance 
with the rate of the portion of the fifteenth, to wit for every 20s. of the 
fifteenth 10 stones or cloves of wool of 11 pounds each, and pro rato where- 
upon he has besought the king to provide a remedy. 



A 3765. Wt. 11483. 400.— 10/9/03. M. 



A 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1346. 
Feb. 12. 

Webtraiuster. 



Feb. 18. 

Westminster. 



Feb. 10. 
Westminster. 



Feb. 10. 

Westminster. 



Feb. 12. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 26 — cont. 

To William Basset and his fellows, justices of assize in co. Northumber- 
land. Whereas lately at the suit of John son of John de Evere, knight, 
showinc: that he arramed before those justices an assize of mort d'ancestor 
against Robert Darrayns, concerning the manor of Calverdon Darrayns, 
and Robert died while the assize was pending, and subsequently John 
arraniud another assize of mort d'ancestor against John de Eseby, tenant of 
that manor, and the sheritl" of the county took the manor into the king's 
hand by reason of certain debts in which Robert was bound to the king for 
the time when he was sheriff of that county, and John son of John 
beseeching the king to cause the assize to be proceeded with, notwith- 
standing that the manor was in the king' hand, the king ordered the 
justices to proceed with the assize and to render justice to the parties 
notwithstanding the said cause, but not to proceed to render judgment 
without consulting the king, and now John son of John has besought the 
king by his petition before the king and his council to order justice to be 
done to him in the premises, as it was acknowledged by the assize that 
John de Evere, John's father, died seised of the said manor in his demesne 
as of fee, after the coronation of Henry III, and that John is his next heir, 
and that John do Eseby was tenant of the manor on the day of the 
impetration of the writ against him: the king orders the justices to proceed 
to judgment upon the verdict of that assize, if it has been taken as afore- 
said, notwithstanding that the manor is in the king's hand. 

By p.s. [17276, 17277.] 

To the sheriff of Worcester. Order to cause a coroner for that county 
to be elected in place of W^illiam de Emelode, who is so sick and broken by 
age that he cannot travail to execute the duties of that office. 

To John Darcy 'le fitz,' escheator in the liberty of Holdernesse, or to 
him who supplies his place there. Order not to distrain Herbert de Sancto 
Quintino for his homage, as he has done homage to the king for the lands 
which he holds of him. By p.s. [17249.] 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Newcastle upon Tyne. Order 
to deliver to William del Wode, the king's serjeant at arms or to his 
attorney, all the goods and chattels found in a ship called ' la Joiwtte ' of 
Warnett at the time when the ship was forfeited to the king because the 
collectors found 8 dickers of hides therein not coketted or customed, as the 
king has given those goods to William. By p.s. [17250.] 

To the same. Like order to deliver the said ship called ' la Jouet ' to 
John de Wyndesore, the king's yeoman, to whom the king has given it. 

By the same writ. 

To W^illiam de Middleton, escheator in cos. Norfolk and Suffolk. Order 
not to intermeddle further with the manor of Mendelisham, restoring the 
issues thereof to Sibyl late the wife of Otto Buttetourt, as the king has 
learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that Otto at his death held 
no lands in chief or in demesne or in service in that bailiwick, but that 
he held the said manor jointly with Sibyl of Roger de Leukanore, by the 
service of Id. yearly for all services. 

To John de EngaVne of Taversham, escheator in cos. Cambridge and 
Huntingdon. Like order not to intermeddle further with the manor of 
Hamerton, co. Huntingdon, as the king has learned by inquisition taken 
by the escheator that Otto Buttort at his death held no lands in his 
demesne as of fee, or for life, in chief, but that he was jointly enfeoffed of 
the said manor with Sibyl, of another than the king, by certain services. 



20 EDWAKD III.— Part 1. 



1346. 

Feb. 10. 

Westminster. 



Feb. 14, 

Westminster. 



Feb. 15. 

Westminster. 



Jan. 26. 

Westminster, 



Membrane 26—cont. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to allow to Thomas 
de Swynford, sheriff of Bedford and Buckingham and approver in those 
counties, such wages as have been allowed to other sheriffs and approvers 
there. 

To the same. Order to inspect the rolls and memoranda of the exchequer, 
and if they find thai the town of Creyk, co. York, and the men living there, 
are of the liberty of Durham and have always been quit of the aids granted 
•by the community of the realm, then to supersede the demand made upon 
the men and tenants there for the ninth, as Th. bishop of Durham has 
shown the king that whereas that town is parcel of his bishopric and liberty 
of Durham, and although the men there, by reason of that liberty, have 
been quit of all aids granted by the community of the realm from time out 
of mind, yet the sheriff of York distrains them for the ninth, whereupon 
the bishop has besought the king to provide a remedy. By C. 

To Reymund Seguyn, the king's butler, or to him who supplies his place 
in the town of Southampton. Order to deliver to the abbot and convent of 
St. Edward, Lettele, a tun of wine of the right prise for the present year, 
in accordance with the grant to them by Henry III of a tun of such wine 
to be received yearly between Christmas and the Purification for celebrating 
masses in that church. 

To the sheriff of Lincoln. Order to cause the abbot of Neuhous to have 
seisin of 2 messuages and 14 acres of land in Haburgh, which Robert son of 
Gocelinheld, who was outlawed for felony, it is said, as the king has learned 
by inquisition taken by the sheriff that the said messuages and land have 
been in the king's hand for a year and a day, that Robert held them of the 
abbot, and that Saier de Rocheford, the late sheriff, had the year, day and 
waste thereof, and ought to answer therefor to the king. 

To the same. Order to cause Geoffrey de Neubald of Lymbergh to have 
seisin of 8 acres of land in Haburgh which Robert son of Gocelin held, who 
was outlawed for felony, it is said, as the king has learned by inquisition 
taken by the sheriff that the said land has been in the king's hand for a 
year and a day that Robert held it of Geoffrey, and that Saier de 
Rochefort, sometime sheriff of the county, had the year, day and waste 
thereof; and ought to answer therefor to the king. 



MEMBRANE 25. 

Jan. 30. To William Randolf, bailiff of Salisbury. Order to deliver to John de 

Westminster. Staunton, Adam de la Home and their fellows, merchants of England, 
2 horses and 4^ cloths, by a mainprise, as at the suit of those merchants, 
showing that they had been plundered of wool, wool-fells and other 
merchandise to the value of 2,000 marks, in a ship of Lescluse in Flanders, 
laded in the port of London, when sailing to Flanders, during the last 
truce between the king and his adversaries of France, by certain pirates and 
malefactors of France, the king ordered all merchants, sheriffs, bailiffs, 
ministers and lieges of England to arrest all the goods of those malefactors 
and of other merchants and men of the realm of France and to arrest such 
men and keep them safely until further order, certifying the king in 
chancery thereupon, and William returned that by virtue of that order he 
arrested at Salisbury James Seint Fyncien of Amyas and John Gourneye 
of Picardy with two horses of James, price 2 marks, and 4i cloths, price 
100s. ; and now John de Staunton and the others have besought the king 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



134G. 



Feb. 8. 

Westminster. 



Feb. 12. 

Westminster. 



^leinhrane 25 — cont. 

to order the horses and cloths to be delivered to them in part satisfaction 
of tho 2,000 marks, and they have found in chancery Walter For.ster, 
Thomas Lovelyf and William de Hare well of London, and Thomas de 
Wodeby of Abyndon of co. Berks, mainpernors, who have undertaken to 
answer to James and John for the horses and cloth or for the price 
thereof if it be adjudicated that they and their goods ought to be 
dcarrestcd. By K. 

To Edmund de Stablegate and John de Sheldwych, bailiflfs of Canterbury. 
Like order, ' mutatis niiitumlis,' with respect to Henry Mownyer, merchant 
of the realm of France, with a horse, saddle, bridle and a chest bound 
with iron, price 16s., arrested by those bailiffs by virtue of the said order. 

To Richard Piper, bailiif of the liberty of the hundred of Hornemere. 
Like order, 'mutatis mutandis,' with respect to 5 quarters and a bushel of 
woad, at 22*'. the quarter, of one John Queynte, Picard, and 13s. of silver 
in the hands of Robert Bate, ' dyer,' of a certain Firmin Picard, arrested by 
Richard at Abyndon, by virtue of the said order. 

To John le Couk, bailiff of the liberty of the hundred of Dorchester. 
Like order, ' mutatis mutandis,' with respect to 11. of silver in the hands of 
David le Deghero of Dorchester, of the goods and chattels of one Firmin, 
merchant of the realm of France. 

To Reymund Seguyn, the king's butler. Order to deliver to Joan de 
Carrue, 6 tuns of wine for the present year, in the port of Bristol, in 
accordance with the king's grant to her of 6 tuns of wine to be received 
there yearly for life. 

To Reymund Seguyn, the king's butler, or to him who supplies his 
place in the town of Southampton. Order to deliver to the abbot and 
convent of Kings Beaulieu a tun of wine of the present year, of the right 
prise, in accordance with the grant of Henry III to them of a tun of such 
wine to be received yearly, for celebrating masses in their church. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to view 
the indentures of Thomas de Melcheburn and his fellows, mer- 
chants of the realm, and the writs to divers collectors of cus- 
toms, and to cause allowance to be made to the merchants for 
the sums paid by them by virtue of those writs, as in the parlia- 
ment held at Westminster in the 17th year of the reign, the king 
granted that all merchants and their executors should have allowance in 
the subsidy, after a certain form, for debts due for wool taken from them 
at Durdraght, and the king ordered the collectors of customs in divers 
ports to make such allowances, and the custom and subsidy having been 
granted to Thomas and his fellows for a certain time, the king at their 
supplication, ordered the collectors to be at London on certain days, now 
past, to render account for the customs to Thomas and his fellows, and 
they rendered such accounts, as the king is informed, and certain inden- 
tures made between the king and Thomas and his fellows contain that 
allowance shall be made to them in the customs for the sums allowed to 
the merchants as aforesaid, for wool taken at Durdraght, and to other 
persons for other causes. 

To the sheriff of Hertford. Order to cause a coroner for that county to 
be elected in place of Thomas Gentilcors, deceased. 



20 EDWARD III.— Part 1. 



1346. 

Feb. 4. 
Westminster. 



Feb. 16. 
Westmmster. 



Feb. 15. 

Westminster. 



2[embranc 25 — cont. 

To the treasurer and barons and chamberlains of the exchequer, Dubhn. 
Because the king is informed that several persons, holding divers offices, 
bailiwicks and custodies in Ireland by commissions under the great seal of 
England, certain of whom have accounted for the issues and profits thereof 
at the exchequer and are in great arrears and others who are bound to 
render accounts, depart to places beyond, and because they have not lands, 
goods or chattels whereof the arrears may be levied, and by which they 
may be distrained : the king orders the treasurer and others to inspect 
such accounts and other rolls and memoranda of the exchequer, and to 
certify the treasurer and barons of the exchequer in England of the names 
of those who owe such arrears or other debts and who have not lands and 
goods whereof they may be levied, and also of those who avoid rendering 
accounts and making satisfaction of the kintr's debts, and who eloign them- 
selves from that land, and have not wherewith they may be distrained 
there, together with the sums due and the causes why they are due, so that 
the king may cause what is right to be done against those who have lands 
and goods in England and against others who may be found in that realm. 

To John de Wesenham and his fellows, merchants, to whom the king 
granted all the customs and subsidies in the ports of the realm, to hold 
under a certain form. Order to pay to John de Stryvelyn, or to his 
attorney, 100 marks for Michaelmas term last, as the king granted to him 
200 marks to be received yearly in the ports of Newcastle upon Tyne and 
Hertilpole, and afterwards at John's petition, showing that 227 marks of 
of that grant were in arrear to him, and that he had received no payment 
in the said ports because the lading of wool, hides and wool-fells had not 
been done there for a long time, the king ordered the collectors of customs 
in the port of Kyngeston upon Hull to pay those 227 marks to John or to 
his attorney, and John has not yet received, any payment of those arrears, 
as the king has learned from his plaint and the king wishes him to be 
satisfied for the said term. By C. 

To Robert Bertrem, escheator in co. Northumberland. Order to assign 
dower to Cecily late the wife of John Fitz Henry, tenant in chief, of all the 
lands which belonged to her husband, in the presence of William del Wode, 
to whom the king committed the custody of those lands, to hold until the 
heir should come of age, if he choose to attend, upon her taking oath that 
she will not marry without the king's licence. 



Jan. 31. 

Langley. 



Membrane 24. 

To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port 
of London. Order to pay to Henry Pycard or to his attorney, 20s. of the 
subsidy on every sack of wool taken out of that port until he is satisfied 
for d,000l. of a great sum contained in an indenture made with him, in 
accordance with agreements made between him and the king on 28 January 
last. By K. 

The like to the collectors of customs in the following ports, for the 
following sums, to wit : — 

The collectors in the port of Kyngeston upon Hull for 6,000^. 

The collectors in the port of Boston for 6,233Z. 6s. 8d. 

The collectors in the port of Southampton for 800^ 

The collectors in the port of Ipswich for 5001. 

The collectors in the port of Great Yarmouth for iOOl, 

The collectors in the port of Lenn for iOOl. 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



134C. 

Jan. 28. 
Westminster. 



Feb. 3. 
Westminster. 



Feb. 13. 

Westminster. 



Feb. 17. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 24 — cont. 

To John Denf^ayne of Teversham, sheriff of Cambridge and Huntingdon, 
and cscheator there'. Order to pay wages to John de Romcseye, Richard 
fitz Johan Warde, John Lovetot, John Yvor, Master John de Cobbeham 
and Alexander Chap of Wolfreton, who are maintained in the king's hall, 
Cambridge, by his alms, beyond the number of thirty-four scholars pre- 
viously staying there, to wit to each of them as to the other scholars, so 
long as he remains in those ofiBces. By p.s. [17227.] 

To John de Barton bailiff of the hundreds of Taverham, Blofeld and 
ilomelierd, co. Norfolk. Order to pay to John de- Monte Gomery what is 
in arrear to him of the 36i. yearly of the ferm of those hundreds, from 
20 April, in the 14th year of the reign, and to be answerable to him for 
that sum yearly henceforth, as the king granted to John de Monte Gomery, 
1001. to be received yearly for life, to wit GOZ. at the exchequer and iOl. 
due to the king of the manors of Dalham and Brodefeld co. Suffolk, and 
John surrendered the king's letters to chancery to be cancelled, and on the 
said 26 April the king granted that he should receive 2GL yearly of the 
ferm of the city of Norwich and 26Z. of the ferm of the said hundreds, in 
rccompence for the said 40i., so that he should render at the exchequer 
yearly the excess of 12^ Et erat patens. 

To the bailiffs and citizens of Canterbury for the present or the future. 
Order to pay to William son and heir of John son of William Condy of 
Sandwich, 30Z. yearly of the ferm of that city, to wit 20Z. at Michaelmas 
until peace is made, and lOZ. at Easter until William de Clynton earl of 
Huntingdon is provided with bOl. of land or rent or with 101. thereof, as 
on 7 July in the 14th year of the reign, in rccompence for the ransom 
which pertained to John for John de Eyle, taken by him in war at the port 
of Swyne, and whom the king caused to be delivered to his friends of 
Flanders by the advice of the council, the king granted to John the office 
of bailiif of Sandwich to hold for himself and his heirs for rendering for 
that bailiwick which in time of peace used to render 70Z. yearly at the 
exchequer, AQl. yearly when peace has been restored, as traffic is impeded 
there during the war, and the king remitted the remaining 30Z., and the 
king also granted that he should hold the bailiwick and answer for the 
issues thereof, and for the remaining 30Z. of the ferm he should receive 80Z. 
of the ferm of that city, to wit 20/. until peace should be made and 10/. 
until the said earl is provided with 50Z. of land and rent, to whom the 
king granted 501. of the said bailiwick or ferm of Sandwich until he should 
be so provided. Et erat patens. 

To John Loveryk. Order not to intermeddle further with the said 
bailiwick, which is in his custody, as the king has ordered Bartholomew de 
Burgherssh, constable of Dover castle and warden of the Cinque Ports, to 
take the fealty of the heir of John son of William and to cause that baili- 
wick to be delivered to him. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer, Order to supersede the 
demand for the tenth and fifteeenth made upon the prioress and sisters of 
the house of St. James without Canterbury and to discharge thereof both 
them and the collectors of the same as on its being found by inquisition 
taken by John de Vieleston, late sheriff of Kent, that the lands, goods and 
faculties pertaining to that house are worth nothing beyond the maintenance 
of the prioress and sisters and their serjeants and for other charges incumbent 
on the house and do not suffice for them, the king ordered the treasurer and 
barons to supersede the demand made upon them for the 15th and 16th 
years of the reign, by reason of their goods in co. Kent. By C. 



20 EDWARD III— Part 1. 



1346. 

Feb. IG. 

Westminster. 



Feb. U. 
Westminster. 



Manhrane 24 — cont. 

To the same. Like order to discharge the master and brethren of the 
hospital of Newerk (Xuvi operis) St. Mary Strode, and the taxers and 
collectors of the tenth and fifteenth in co. Kent, of that tenth and fifteenth 
for the second year, touching them, as they have shown the king that the 
hospital is so slenderly endowed that the goods thereof hardly suifice for the 
maintenance of the master and brethren and for alms and other charges, 
and if it be charged with the aids granted by the community of the realm 
it will behove them to diminish the said alms, yet the said taxers and 
collectors distrain them to pay that tenth and fifteenth, whereupon they 
have besought the king to provide a remedy. By C. 

To the same. Order to allow Reginald Forester, sheriff of Surrey and 
Sussex, the costs and expenses which they shall find him to have sustained 
in the carriage, by the king's order, of 16 tuns of wheat flour from Fysshe- 
bourne near Chichester and of 116 quarters of gross oats from Farnham, to 
the port of Portesmuth and which the king caused to be there delivered to 
Peter Gretheved, his clerk, upon his passage to Gascony. By C. 



MEMBRANE 23. 

Feb. 16. To John de Coggeshale, escheator in cos. Essex and Hertford. Order not 

Westminster, to intermeddle further with a moiety of the manor of Piriton, co. Hertford, 
restoring the issues thereof to Emma late the wife of William Corbet, as 
the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that William at 
his death held no lands in his demesne as of fee in chief but that he held 
the said moiety with Emma as of her right, of the gift of Thomas de 
Wassyngle to John de Oddyngsels and the said Emma, then his wife, and to 
the heirs of the said John, by a fine levied in the king's court, by his 
licence, and that the moiety is held in chief as parcel of the barony of 
Ulverleye, which barony Emma now holds. 

Feb. 15. To Reymund Seguyn, the king's butler, or to him who supplies his place 

Westminster, in the port of London. Order to deliver to Alice de Bedyngfeld, damsel of 

the chamber of Queen Philippa, a tun of Gascon wine for the present year, 

in accordance with the king's grant to her of a tun of such wine, to be 

received yearly for life. 

Feb. 10. To the collectors of customs in the port of London. Order to supersede 

Westminster, the payment of 500/. of the 2,051 marks 8s. 8d. which the king ordered 
them to pay to John de Pulteneye and to pay to him the third penny of the 
customs and subsidies in that port until he is satisfied for the 1,554 marks 
8.S. 8d. remaining, as the king ordered them to pay John in the name of 
Thomas de Melchebourn and their fellows, merchants of England, the 
third penny of the said customs and subsidies, until he should be satisfied 
for 2,054 marks 8.s\ Sd. in part payment of 3,036^ 8.s. 8d. of a sum of 
4,400L in which the king was bound to those merchants, but the king has 
satisfied Thomas and his fellovfs for 500/. of that sum in another place. 

By K. and C. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Southampton. Like order to 
supersede the payment to John of 97^. ll''. 4(/. of 300 marks, and to pay 
him the third penny of the customs in that port until he is satisfied for 
1021. 8s. 8d. remaining of the 300 marks. By K. and C, 



To the collectors of customs in the port 
supersede the payment of 200 marks to John. 



of Bristol. 



Like order to 
By K. and C, 



8 



CALENDilR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1340. 
Fib. 15. 

Westminster. 



Feb. 16. 
Westminster. 



Feb. 28. 
Westminster. 



Feb. 10. 

Westminster. 



Feb, 2G. 



Membrane 23 — cont. 

To the sheriff of Surrey. Order to pay to William de Notton and 
Richard de Birton, whom the king appointed with other lieges to be 
justices to hear and determine divers trespasses and felonies in that county, 
lOv. and 5s. a day respectively, for their wages for the time that they are 
attendant upon the premises, of the money of the issues of the fines and 
amercements adjudged before them. 

To the sheriff of Norfolk. Order to cause a coroner for that county to 
be elected in place of Roger Bretoun, who is so sick and broken by age 
that he cannot exercise the duties of that office. 

To John de Wesenham, to whom the king granted all the customs and 
subsidies in the ports of England, under a certain form. Order to pay to 
William, marquis of Juliers, or to Tilemannus de Werda and William 
Muschet, his attorneys, 300/. for Michaelmas term last, in accordance with 
the king's grant to him of QOOl. to be received yearly of the customs in 
the port of Boston, and with the king's order to the collectors of customs 
in that port to pay him 300/. for that term, and Henry de Alyngton and 
Philip de Ratheby collectors in that port, have certified that nothing has 
been paid to the marquis for the said term. 

To the sheriffs of London. Whereas the king granted the office of 
gauger of wine in England to Thomas de Colleye, his yeoman, to hold for 
life, receiving the customary fees therein, and now Thomas has shown the 
king that merchants and others cause the wine brought to the port of that 
city, to be withdrawn secretly from the ships by night and by day and taken 
to private places in the city, leaving the places where the wine ought to be 
landed and gauged, so that Thomas has no view of the wine and cannot 
exercise his office of gauger : the king therefore orders the sheriff to view 
the bills of lading of all ships coming with wine to that city, and to detain 
them until sufficient security is found by the masters of the ships that no 
wine shall be taken from them in tuns or pipes before the fee of the gauger 
has been fully paid to Thomas or to him who supplies his place, and that 
done to deliver the bills to the masters, provided always that the wine is 
gauged by Thomas or his attorney. By K. 

The like to the following, to wit : — 

The mayor and bailiffs of Kyngeston upon Hull. 

The mayor and bailiffs of Great Yarmouth. 

The mayor and bailiffs of Southampton. 

The bailiffs of Boston. 

The mayor and bailiffs of Lenn. 

To Reginald de Conductu and Adam Lucas sometime collectors of the 
custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port of London. Order to 
render account of all issues of the customs and subsidies from Midsummer 
last, to John de Wesenham, Simon his brother and Richard de Salteby, the 
king's merchants, and to pay them the money received, as the king has 
granted all the customs and subsidies to those merchants, to be received 
from the said feast until Michaelmas following, and thereafter for a year, 
except the customs of wine, for rendering a certain yearly sum. 
The like to the following, to wit : — 

The collectors of the petty custom in the port of London. 
Thomas de Swanlond, late one of the collectors of customs in the port 
of Kyngeston upon Hull, and Adam Tirwhit the younger, now one 
of the collectors of customs there. 



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1346. 

Feb. 15. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 23 — cont. 

To William Scot and his fellows, justices appointed to hold pleas before 
the king. Whereas at the suit of John Gategang, showing the king thjTt 
he was indicted of the death John de Denton at Newcastle upon Tyne 
before John de Moubray, Peter de Richemond and their fellows, justices 
appointed to enquire concerning that death, to hear and determine the 
felony and do certain other things contained in their commission, and also 
by the appeal which Elizabeth, late the wife of John de Denton, made 
against him, ^he was taken and imprisoned in the ilarshalsea, and 
beseeching the king to order the restitution of his lands with the issues 
thereof in consideration that he could not answer in person owing to his 
detention in prison, as his lands were seised by order of the justices because 
he did not come before them to answer the indictment ; the king ordered 
John and Peter to certify him thereupon in chancery : this certificate the 
king sends to the justices under the half seal, ordering them to inspect it, 
and after hearing John's reasons, to do what is right in accordance with 
the law and custom of England upon the delivery of the said lands and 
issues. 



Feb. 26. To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port 

Westminster, of London. Order to render to John de Wesenham, Simon his brother 
and Richard de Salteby, the king's merchants, account for the issue of the 
customs and subsidies from Midsummer last, and to pay them all the 
money received, as the kmg has granted to those merchants all the customs 
and subsidies from the said feast for a certain time. 



Membrane 22. 

Feb. 18. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to supersede the 

Westminster, demand made upon John de Molyns for wool, the tenth and fifteenth for 

his lands, the goods and chattels in his manors for the time when they 

were in the king's hand, provided that answer be made for the same before 

the manors were so taken. 

Feb. 18. To the prior of St. Fredeswyde's, Oxford, one of the collectors in the 

Canterbury, diocese of Lincoln of the tenth granted by the clergy. Order to supersede 
the levying of the portion of the tenth touching the church of Mapledure- 
ham whose fruits and issues the king has reserved to his chamber, by reason 
of the appropriation of that church to the priory of Clairvaux (de Claro 
Riindo) in Normandy. By K. 

Feb. 14. To the treasurers and barons of the exchequer. Order not to intermeddle 

Westminster, with the manor of Chilternlangeleye, as the king reserved it to his chamber 

at Michaelmas in the 10th year of the reign. By p.s. [17282.] 

Feb. 25. To John de Coggeshale, escheator in cos. Essex and Hertford. Order 

Westminster, not to intermeddle further with the moiety of the manor of Sencampe, 
CO. Hertford, or with the other lands which he took into the king's hand 
by reason of the death of John de Walkefare, restoring the issues thereof 
to Eufemia, late John's wife, as the king has learned by inquisition taken 
by the escheator that John at his death held no lands in his demesne as 
of fee or in service, in chief, but that he held the said moiety with Eufemia 
as of her right, in chief, by the service of a moiety of a knight's fee, and 
he held other lands jointly with her in co. Essex, by divers services, and 
the king has taken Eufemia's fealty for the said moiety. 



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Feb. 28. 

Westminster. 



, Fob. 27. 

Westminster. 



March 8. 
Webtminstcr. 



March 10. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 22 — cont. 

To John de Engayne of Teversham, escheator in cos. Cambridge and 
Huntingdon. Order not to intermeddle further with two parts of a manor 
' in Iselham, co. Cambridge, as the king has learned by inquisition taken 
by Warin de Bassyngbourn, late escheator in those counties, that John de 
AValkefare at his death held no lands in his demesne as of fee or for life, 
in chief, in that bailiwick, but that he was jointly enfeoffed with Eufemia 
his wife of the said two parts with reversion of the third part, of the 
bishop of Rochester by the service of lis. yearly. 

To William de Middelton, escheator in co. Suffolk. Order not to 
intermeddle further with a moiety of the manor of Fakenham Aspes, 
CO. Suffolk, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by John Howard 
•late escheator in that county, that John dc Walkefare at his death held 
no lands in chief in his demesne as of fee or in service in that county, 
but that he held the said moiety as of the right of Eufemia his wife, 
which she and William de la Beche acquired for themselves and the heirs 
of their bodies, by the king's licence, and that the moiety is held in chief 
by the service of paying diL every twenty weeks to the ward of Norwich 
castle, and the king has taken Eufemia's fealty for that moiety. 

To John Darcy 'le fitz', escheator in the liberty of Holdernesse. Order 
not to distrain William de la Pole for his homage, as he has done homage 
to the king for the lands which he holds in chief in Rymeswell, Beghum 
and Esthalsham in Holdernesse. By p.s. [17813.] 

To the treasurer and chamberlains of the exchequer, Dublin. ' Order, if 
John Moryn, whom the king is sending to Ireland with ten men at arms 
to stay there by the advice of the justiciary, shall so stay there, to pay him 
his wages of war for himself and those men for a. quarter of a year, and 
quarterly for so long as they remain there, and in case he return to 
England by the advice of the justiciary, then \o pay him his reasonable 
expenses for his stay there and his return, and if it be ordained that he go 
to the king to parts beyond the sea, or elsewhere, with the said men, and 
others of Ireland, to pay hiin his wages of war for himself and the said 
men for a quarter of a year. By p.s. 

To the sheriff of Wilts. Order to restore to William Kaynel, clerk, his 
lands, goods and chattels, which were taken into the king's hand on his 
being indicted before Robert Parvyng and his fellows, justices of oyer and 
terminer in that county, of the death of Walter de Combe, as he has 
purged his innocence before Robert, bishop of Salisbury, diocesan of the 
place, to whom he was delivered by the justices in accordance with the 
privilege of the clergy. 

To Hervey Tirel, sheriff of Devon, John Lestraunge and John Gernach, 
the king's Serjeant at arms. Whereas at the suit of Sanchius Dyens, lord 
of a ship called ' la Seinte Marie Majdaleyne ' of Pleisaunce in Spain and 
burgess of that town, showing that certain malefactors of Dertemuth 
in that county had attacked that ship laden with 72 tuns and a pipe of 
white wine and with certain other things and goods of Sanchius and his 
fellows, merchants of Spain, of the price of 350^., in thirteen ships of that 
town, of which four are called, to wit, ' la Nicholas,' John Gordoun lord 
and Richard Short master, 'la Xeweshipjw,' Thomas de Kyngesmey lord 
and master, ' le Seint Jake,' Henry Whitele lord and William Combe master, 
and ' la Grace Dieu,' William de Gapton of Dertmuth lord and master,. 
when it was going to Flanders, in a place called la Barge de Lonn, and they 
took that ship with the wine and goods, throwing certain of the mariners 



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March 13. 
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Membrane 22 — cont. 

into the sea, did their will with the wine and goods and sunk the ship, as 
may appear by public instruments and proofs, and Sanchius beseeching the 
king to provide a remedy, the king, out of his friendship for the king of 
Spain, appointed Hervey and John Gernache to enquire into the matter and 
to restore the said wine and goods to Sanchius and give him satisfaction of 
the goods of the malefactors, and Hervey and John certified that John went 
with Sanchius to the tavern of Eichard Gordon of Dertemuth and there 
found two tuns of wine under Sanchius's seal, which had been amoved and 
concealed before the arrival of the sheriff there, and the king does not wish 
Sanchius to be defrauded, as he is a burgess of Pleisaunce, and in order that 
the alliance with the king of Spain may not be violated by such injuries : the 
king therefore orders Hervey, John and John, upon pain of forfeiture, to 
compel John Gordon, Richard Short, Thomas, Henry, William, William, 
Eichard Gordoun and all others into whose hands the wine, goods and tackle 
of the ship shall be found to have come, to satisfy Sanchius for the same or 
for the price thereof if they do not exist, by imprisonment, the taking of their 
lands into the king's hand and in other ways, and if they refuse to make 
such restitution, then to arrest them and all their abettors, whether they be 
the mayor and bailiffs or others, and have them taken to the Tower of 
London, to be imprisoned there until further order, and to cause their 
lands, goods and chattels to be taken into the king's hand, so that the 
sheriff answer for the issues of the lands and for the goods and chattels at 
the exchequer. By K. 

To John le Straunge and John Gernach, the king's Serjeants at arms, 
appointed to arrest ships for the king's passage, and to the mayor and 
bailiffs of Fowy. Order upon pain of forfeiture to cause a ship called 
' Seynt Bartelmeu ' and 40 tuns 3 pipes of white and red wine and the other 
goods laded therein to be dearrested without delay, and delivered to John 
Peritz, burgess of Vermeu in Spain, master of the ship, and to Domyngus 
Aynes, burgess and merchant of Eibadeu in Spain, if they are found to 
belong to them, and if they find any resisting or contrary to them in the 
taking of the ship and goods, to cause them to be taken to the Tower of 
London, to be imprisoned there until further order, as the king has received 
the plaint of John and Domynges, containing that whereas they went with 
the said ship near St. Matthieu in Britanny and wished to cross to the 
town of St. Matthieu or Brest, certain men of England in two ships and a 
barge entered that ship by armed force while John and Domyngus were 
at St. Matthieu on their affairs, and killed all the men and mariners in 
the ship except John's son, who hid himself among the tuns through fear 
of death, and so escaped alive by the aid of men entering the ship when it 
reached the port of Fowy, and the ship, wine and goods are arrested for 
this cause by the said Serjeants, mayor and bailiffs, wherefore John and 
Domyngus have besought the king to order the ship, etc. to be dearrested 
and delivered to them, in consideration of the newly-contracted alliance 
with the king of Spain, and it has been testified before the king and his 
council by those in whom he has full confidence that the ship, wine and 
goods were plundered as aforesaid. By K. 



Membrane 21. 

Feb. 16. To Master John Cok, keeper of the wardrobe. Order to deliver to John 

Westminster. Berenger, clerk and consul of the town of Ypres, what is in arrear to him 

of his robes from 9 May in the 11th year of the reign, as he is sworn to 



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134G. 



Ftib. 22. 

W'estniiustcr. 



Feb. 2G. 

Westminster. 



March 8. 
Westminster. 



March 17. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 21 — cont. 

the king's service, saving his oath as consul to the town of Ypres, and on 
the said day the king retained him of his familiar household and granted 
him the yearly robes of the suit of his clerks, to be received of the ward- 
robe for life. 
I 
To Thomas de Lucy, escheator in cos. Cumberland, Westmorland and 
Lancaster. Order not to intermeddle further with the lands m co. West- 
morland and with the shrievalty of that county, which belonged to Robert 
de Clifibrd, tenant in chief, restoring the issues thereof to Ralph de Nevill, 
as on 16 April last the king committed to Ralph the custody of the said 
lands and the shrievalty, which were in the king's hand by reason of the 
minority of Robert's heir, to hold until the heir shall come of age, to wit, 
for the next six years, rendering 88/. 17s. did. yearly at the exchequer, so 
that if the heir die within the six years, Ralph shall have the custody until 
the end of the six years, in the form aforesaid, and now Ralph has informed 
the king that the escheator has taken the said lands and shrievalty iuto the 
king's hand because the heir has died and his heir is under age, wherefore 
Ralph has besought the king to order his hand to be amoved. By C. 

To Th. bishop of Durham. Whereas lately at the suit of the burgo- 
masters, echeiins and consuls of Bruges showing that certain men of 
Hertilpole, in the liberty of Durham, had taken by armed force a ship of 
Walter Sunibbel, burgess of Lescluse in Flanders, laden in the port of 
Lyet, with wool of Scotland, of Giles de Condebrok and other burgesses of 
Bruges, coketted at Edinburgh when sailing towards Flanders, and having 
killed the men therein, took the ship and wool to Hertilpole and did their 
will therewith ; the king ordered the bishop to view the king's letters and 
cause the speedy complement of justice to be done to the said burgesses 
nominated therein, upon the restitution of the ship and wool and to compel 
the retainers of the wool to restore it, and now the king has learned from 
the plaint of Hilary du Castell, attorney of Giles and his fellow burgesses, 
that although he has sued before the bishop for the restoration of the ship 
and wool, not without great travail and expense, yet he has not been able 
to obtain restitution, but the bishop's ministers have refused justice to him: 
the king, in consideration of the great services rendered to him by the men 
of Bruges, and especially by Giles, and of the damage and expense which 
would arise by the detention of the wool of the king and his subjects in 
Flanders, orders the bishop to view and weigh the letters of the said burgo- 
masters echevins and consuls, and to cause the attorney to have speedy 
restitution of the wool and ship without delay, knowing that if speedy 
restitution be not made the king will not delay to provide a remedy not- 
withstanding the bishop's liberty. 

To the sheriff of Hertford. Order to pay to Richard de Cornewaille what 
is in arrear to him of his wages of 2d. a day and of 10s. yearly for his robes, 
granted to him on 12 June in the 18th year of the reign for his good service 
to the king and his father, to be received. for life by the hands of the sheriff, 
and to pay him the said 10s. and wages henceforth. 

To Richard de Middelton, escheator in co. Norfolk. Order to cause Hugh 
Curzoun, brother and heir of William Curzouu, tenant in chief, to have 
seisin of all the lands whereof William was seised at his death in his 
demesne as of fee, as Hugh has proved his age before the escheator and the 
king has taken his homage for all the lands which the said W^illiam his 
father {sic) held in chief, and has rendered them to him. By p.s. [17348.] 



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1346. 
March 15. 

Westminster. 



Feb. 1. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 21 — cont. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to discharge Henry 
Picard, citizen and merchant of London, of 700Z. which he acknowledged in 
chancery on 16 August last that he owed to the king and which he ought 
to have paid at the Nativity of the Virgin following, as he has fully 
satisfied the king for that sum, as V/illiam de Edyngdon, elect of 
Winchester, the treasurer, has acknowledged in chancery. 

To John de Wesenham and his fellows, merchants to whom the king 
granted all the customs and subsidies in all the ports of the realm, until a 
certain time. Order to pay to William de Bohun, earl of Northampton, or 
to his attorney, 150Z. for Michaelmas term last, after paying to Queen 
Isabel the fee due to her of the customs, as the king ordered the collectors 
of customs in the ports of Kyngeston upon Hull and Boston to pay 151. 
each to the said earl of his yearly fee of 1251. in each of those ports, for 
that term, and they, have not paid him anything, as appears by their 
certificates sent into chancery. 



ME2IBRANE 20. 

March 9. To the bailiffs of Ipswich. Order to cause 9 tuns and a pipe of woad 
Westminster, to be restored to James called Urbaen, burgess of Brugges, if they find that 
they are under his seal and are his own, as he has shown the king that 
although he sent that woad to Ipswich to do his pleasure therewith, and 
placed it in the house of John de Halnere, yet Roger Shribbe of Ipswich, 
pretending that the woad belonged to Andrew de Polamle, of the power of 
France, arrested them and caused them to be detained as forfeit to the 
king, and by letters of the burgomasters, echevins and consuls of Brugges it 
fully appears that James sent the woad as aforesaid, and it is under his 
seal, wherefore he has besought the king to order it to be dearrested and 
delivered to him, and the king wishes the men of Flanders to be treated as 
his own, on account of the alliance. By C. 

March 9. To John de Coggeshale, escheator in cos. Essex and Hertford. Order to 
Westminster, take the fealty of Beatrice late the wife of Thomas de Lungevill, according 
to the form of a schedule enclosed with these presents, and not to inter- 
meddle further with the manor of Whiterothyngge, co. Essex, and the 
advowson of the church of that town, restoring the issues thereof to 
Beatrice, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that 
Thomas at his death held no lands in his demesne as of fee or in service in 
chief, but that he held jointly with Beatrice the said manor and advowson 
of the grant of John de Helpeston, to hold for themselves and the heirs of 
their bodies by a fine levied in the king's court by his licence and that the 
manor and advowson together with the manor of Cumberton, co. Cam- 
bridge, are held in chief by the free service of keeping two lanners {falcones 
lanar') heroners and a greyhound heroner of the king, at the king's cost. 

To John Engayn of Teversham, escheator in cos. Cambridge and Hun- 
tingdon. Like order not to intermeddle further with the said manor 
of Comberton, restoring the issues thereof to Beatrice, as the said manor 
together with the manor of Whiterothyngge, co. Essex, and the advowson 
of the church there, are held by the said service of keeping two falcons 
heroners and a greyhound heroner at the king's cost from Michaelmas to 
the Purification. 

March 17. To the sheriff of Nottingham and Derby. Order to cause the defects in 

Westminster, the king's manor of Clippeston to be repaired by the view and advice of 

Robert de Maule, the king's yeoman, keeper of Shirewod forest, or of him 

who supplies his place. By p.s. [17352.] 



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134G. 

March 16. 

Westminster. 



Feb. 20. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 20 — cont. 

To Roymund Seguyn, the king's butler, or to him who supplies his place 
in the port of the city of London. Order to deliver to William de Stokton, 
vicar of St. Paul's ebiircb, London, two tuns of wine, to wit one of the 
vintage between Michaelmas and Christmas last and the other of the 
present season of ' reek,' in accordance with the king's grant to him on 
8th March in the 14th year of the reign of such wine, to be received yearly 
in that port for life, by the hands of the butler. 

To John de Wesenham and his fellows, the king's merchants to whom 
the king granted all the customs and subsidies of the realm. Order to pay 
to Thomas de Melchebourn and to William de Melchebourn, the king's mer- 
chants, or to their attorney 77/. ISs. id., as the king ordered the collectors 
of customs in the port of Southampton to certify him how much they had 
paid by his order to Thomas and William, of 200Z., in part payment of 
617/. 11a. 6</. in which the king was bound to them, and the collectors 
have returned that 122/. 6s. 8cl. have been paid and that 77/. 13s. 4</. remain 
to be paid, whereupon Thomas and William have besought the king to 
order that sum to be paid to them. 



March 10. 
Westminster. 



March 17. 
Westminster. 



• March 16. 
Westminster. 



MEMBRANE 19. 

To Philip de Whitton, supplying the place of Richard, earl of Arundel, 
admiral of the fleet from the mouth of the Thames towards the west. 
Order to deliver a ship of 60 tons of wine burthen of John de Lane of Matrico, 
Spain, with the tackle, to Geoffrey de Say or to his attorney, as at the suit 
of John showing that certain men of England had entered by force the said 
ship, laden with wine, in the port of Rupe de Lyan in Britanny and had 
taken the ship with the tackle and the chests and other things therein, to 
Southampton, and that the ship was in Philip's custody, the king ordered 
Philip to restore the ship and other things to John, if he should prove them 
to be his, because he is a native of the lordship of the king of Castile, but 
that ship was in war against the king and his lieges in the taking of the 
town of Rochedeneye in Britanny, wherefore William de Bohun, captain of 
the said lieges, gave that ship, as forfeit to the king, to Geoffrey for his 
good service in those parts. 

To Thomas de Swyneford, escheator in co. Buckingham. Order to deliver 
to Nicholas de Luton, son of Thomas de Luton, the manor of Hertewell in 
that county and the advowson of the church of that town, except six 
messuages and 3 virgates of land in that manor, as the king has learned by 
inquisition taken by the escheator that Margery late the wife of Thomas 
was jointly enfeoffed with Thomas of the said manor and advowson at her 
death, except the said land, in chief by the service of a knight's fee, as of 
the honour of Peverel, to hold for their life, with remainder to Nicholas and 
the heirs of his body, by a fine levied in the king's court, and the king has 
taken the homage of Nicholas. By p.s. [17345.] 

To John de Coggeshale, escheator in co. Hertford. Order not to inter- 
meddle further with the lands which he took into the king's hand by reason 
of the death of Margery late the wife of Thomas de Luton, as the king has 
learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that Margery at her death 
held no lands in her demesne as of fee or in service in that county, in chief, 
but that she held lands of other lords than the king by divers services. 

To the bailiffs of the city of Lincoln. Order to pay to William Vynter, 
now vicar of the church of St. Mary, Lincoln, celebrating divine service 
there, what is in arrear to him of 40s. yearly and to pay him 40s. yearly 
henceforth of the ferm of that city, as the dean and chapter of that church 



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March 20. 
Westminster, 



March 14. 
Westminster. 



March 17. 
Westminster. 



March 15. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 19 — cont. 

granted to the late king a vicar to celebrate divine service in that church 
for him and Queen Isabel, their ancestors and heirs and all the faithful 
departed, and that king granted to the vicar 40s. to be received yearly of 
the ferm of that city, in augmentation of his maintenance, and the present 
king has confirmed that grant. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause allowance 
to be made to the bailiffs of Lincoln for what they shall be found to have 
paid to William by virtue of the preceding order. 

To William de Langele, escheator in co. Kent. Order to amove the 
king's hand from 700i- acres of wood of the master of the hospital of 
St. Mary Strode, in the manor of Aylesford near Mallyng, and not to inter- 
meddle further therewith, restoring the issues thereof to the master, if he 
find that the two parts of wood contained in the charter of King Eichard 
are the same as the IQO^ acres of wood contained in the escheator's 
certificate, as the king ordered the escheator to certify why he had taken 
that wood into the king's hand, and the escheator returned that he had so 
taken it because he had found by iiaquisition that Gilbert bishop of 
Rochester founded the hospital of St. Mary, Strode, near Rochester, and 
afterwards King Richard gave to the master there 700^ acres of wood 
pertaining to the manor of Aylesford, to hold in frank almoin, after the 
death of Roger de Stowe, the late master, and by inspection of King 
Richard's charter it appears that he gave to the master two parts of wood 
near Mallynges, which pertained to the manor of Aylesford, in frank almoin, 
quit of all secular service. 

To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides, and wool-fells in the port 
of London. Order to pay to Queen Isabel 500^. yearly, so long as they are 
collectors, in accordance with the king's grant to her of 5001. to be received 
yearly for life in each of the ports of London, Kyngeston upon Hull and 
Boston, and they shall pay to Queen Isabel and to Queen Philippa the 
sums assigned to them upon the customs before all others who have 
assignments thereupon, knowing that if they make any payment contrary 
to this order no allowance will be made to them therefor or to the 
merchants to whom the king has granted the customs. By p.s. 

Et erat patens. 
The like to the collectors in the following ports, to wit : — 

The collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port 

of Kyngeston upon Hull, for 5001. 
The collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port 
of Boston, for 500Z. By the same writ. 

To the treasurer and chamberlains of the exchequer, Dublin. Order to 
pay to John Moriz, whom the king is sending to Ireland, to stay there with 
ten men at arms, comprising himself as banneret, tvv'o knights and seven 
esquires, by the advice of the justiciary, his wages of war for himself and 
the said men, for a quarter of a year, if he is not staying with those men 
as supplying the place of the justiciary, by such advice, and to pay such 
wages quarterly for the time that John so stays, and in case John return 
to England by the justiciary's advice to pay him reasonable costs for 
himself and his men for the time of their stay and for their return, and if 
it be ordained that John go the king in parts beyond the sea or elsewhere 
with those men and others of Ireland, then to pay him wages of war for 
himself and his men at arms for a quarter of a year. By p.s. [17342.] 



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1346. 
March 22. 

Wt'itminater. 



March 2G. 
Westminster. 



March 24. 
Westminster. 



March 15. 

Westminster, 



MEMBRANE 18. 

To the sherifT of Norfolk. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be 
elected in place of Roger Bretoun, who is so weak and broken by ago that 
he cannot travail to execute the duties of that office. 

To Thomas Gary, sheriff of Somerset and Dorset. Order to deliver all 
the victuals which the king ordered him to have purveyed for the munition 
of Corf castle, to the constable of that castle or to him who supplies his 
place by indenture. By bill of the treasurer. 

To Raymund Seguyn, the king's butler, or to him who supplies his place 
in the parts of Somerset and Dorset. Order to select the best of the wine 
which the king ordered to be bought and purveyed by Thomas Gary, sheriff 
of those counties, and to permit Thomas to dispose thereof as shall be 
enjoined upon him by the king. By the same bill. 

To Richard de Hoton, the king's clerk. Order to deliver to the dean of 
St. Brian, his deanery, with the lands, goods and chattels pertaining thereto, 
and not to intermeddle further therewith, as the king lately appointed 
Richard to take into the king's hand the said deanery and its possessions, 
because the deanery is of the power of France and was not previously taken 
into the king's hand, and to keep it safely until further order, but the dean, 
by virtue of an order that aliens, whose benefices have not beeu taken into 
the king's hand by reason, of the war with France, should be before the 
council on a certain day, now past, to grant a subsidy for that war, has 
granted two-tenths for the same beyond the triennial tenth now current. 

By bill of the treasurer. 

To the sheriff of York. Order to pay to John de Queldryk, the king's 
yeoman, what is in arrear to him of Bd. daily from 6 October in the 16th 
year of the reign, and to pay him 3(/. daily henceforth, in accordance with 
the king's grant to John on the said day, for his good service to the king 
and his father, and because he was maimed in that service, so that he 
cannot travail for the king as before, of 3(/. to be received daily for life 
by the hands of the sheriff of York. 

To the same. Order to pay to Adam de Kyngeston what is in 
arrear to him of 2ti. daily from 30 May in the 15th year of the reign, and 
to pay him 2d. daily henceforth, in accordance with the king's grant to him 
on that day, for his good service to the king and his father, of 2d. to be 
received daily for life by the hands of the sheriff of York. 

The like to the same to pay 2d. daily to each of the following, to wit : — 
Nicholas de Harwodo. 
William de Allerton. 



MEMBRANE 17. 

March 25. To Ralph de Ufford, justiciary of Ireland, or to him who supplies his 
Westminster, place there. Order to restore to John Darcy ' le piere ' and to Joan his 
wife a third part of the issues and profits of the liberty of Kildare, in 
Ireland, from the time of its being taken into the king's hand, if he find 
by inspection of the chancery rolls of Ireland or otherwise that Joan was 
dowered of that third part after the death of Thomas son of John, earl of 
Kildare, her former husband, and that she was seised thereof from the time 
of the assignment of dower until the liberty was seised, as John and Joan 
have shown the king that whereas the said earl, who held in chief, died 



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1346. 



March 28. 
Westminster, 



Membrane 17 — cont. 

seised of that liberty, in his demesne as of fee, and a third part of the issues 
and profits was assigned to Joan as dower in the chancery of Ireland, and 
she was seised thereof until the justiciary took the liberty into the king's 
hand because Maurice, the present earl of Kildare, abused it, wherefore 
John and Joan have besought the king to order the third part to be 
restored to them. 



To William Scot and his fellows, justices appointed to hold pleas before 
the king. Order to supersede the exaction made upon the men of Lenn 
for 42Z. 5s. and to permit Queen Isabel to receive that sum without 
hindrance, as she has besought the king to give such an order, so that 
the said men may be able to answer her for that money, as at her request 
the king pardoned Thomas de Bygeny, her serjeant in the Tolbothe of 
Lcnn, the suit of his peace for a felony whereof he was indicted, as was 
said, and long before that felony Thomas was bound to the queen in a 
certain sum of money of the arrears of his account, 42L 5s. whereof are in 
the hands of divers men of Lenn, who have acknowledged before the queen 
that the said sum is of the money due by Thomas, and now the 42i. 5s. 
are delivered by extracts of the justices to the sheriff to be levied for the 
king because the coroners of Lenn returned a presentation made before 
by them certain men of Lenn for that money, as forfeited chattels, among 
the other goods of Thomas. By p.s. [17385.] 



March 30. 
Westminster, 



April 15. 
Westminster. 



March 8. 
Westminster. 



MEMBEANE 16. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Newcastle upon Tyne. Order 
to permit the men of that town and all English to lade wool, hides, wool 
fells and other merchandise in the port of that town, as has hitherto been 
customary, and take them to the towns of Lenn, Boston and elsewhere in 
the realm, after receiving security from them that they will not take them 
elsewhere, and will unlade them in the realm, upon pain of forfeiture, and 
and will certify the collectors of that unlading within a certain time deter- 
mined by them, by letters under the seals of the mayor and bailiffs of the 
places where the merchandise is unladed, as the said men have besought 
the king to grant them licence to take such merchandise from that port to 
certain places in the realm, as although they and all other English in 
times past used to lade merchandise in that port to be taken to such towns 
by security as aforesaid, without paying the custom and subsidy, yet the 
collectors prevent them from doing so unless they pay the custom and 
subsidy, and the king has granted their request, with the assent of John de 
Wesenham, his merchant, to whom he has granted the customs and sub- 
sidies in all the ports of the realm. 

To the sheriff of Nottingham and Derby. Order to pay to Nicholas de 
la Despense, the king's yeoman, or to his attorney, 101. for Easter term, in 
accordance with the king's grant to him of 20Z. to be received yearly for 
life of the issues of those counties, in recompence for 201. of the lands 
which belonged to William de Bredon in co. Derby, which were granted to 
him by the late king, and which were restored to William with the assent 
of parliament. 

To Hiigh le Despenser, keeper of the forest of la Bere near Asshele, or 
to him who supplies his place. Order to deliver to the sheriff of South- 
ampton as much timber in that forest as is necessary for repairing the 
bridge of Winchester castle, in accordance with the king's order to him, 



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134G. 



March 8. 

Weatminstei 



May 12. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 16 — cont. 

and if suitable timber cannot be found in that forest, then to cause sufficient 
timber to be taken where it shall seem best, and to deliver so much timber 
of tliat forest to those from whom the other timber is taken, by the view 
and testimony of the sherifT. By p.s. 

I'acateil because Dthernixe beloxc. 

To the same. Order to deliver to the sheriff of Southampton sufficient 
timber in that forest for repairing the bridge of Winchester castle, by the 
view and testimony of the said sheriff. By p.s. 

To Mastei* Ralph Turvill, fermor of the deanery of St. Peter's, York. 
Order, upon pain of forfeiture, to have 250/., which he ought to have paid 
on the quinzaine of Easter last, of the 500Z. which he is bound to pay 
yearly for the fenu of that deanery, at London, before the octaves of 
the Ascension next, to be delivered to the proctors of the cardinals 
there, and to have the remaining 250/. for Midsummer next, at the same 
place on that day, to be similarly delivered, and to receive acquittances, 
and he shall be before the council on the said octaves to do what shall be 
enjoined upon him, knowing that if he does not do these things, the king 
will punish him in an exemplary manner, as the treasury is so exhausted 
by the wars that the king cannot defend the church without the aid of 
those who receive the profits of the realm, wherefore the king has ordained, 
by the advice of the council, that all aliens beneficed in the realm, who 
do not live there, shall aid the king with the value of their benefices for 
the present year, and those residing, with some competent loan, and that 
security shall be given them for what is received from them, and the 
proctors of the cardinals and of other aliens beneficed in the realm being 
called before king and his council, they were asked if they wished to retain 
the benefices in their hands in the name of their lords for the greater safety 
of the same, and pay a yearly ferm to begin from St. Peter ad Vincula 
last, and when they refused the king forbad them to make any apportiim 
out of the realm, upon pain of forfeiture, and ordered them to cause all 
the money which they received of the fruits of the benefices from the said 
feast to be brought to a certain place and there delivered for the king's 
use, receiving security from the king for the livery of that money, and the 
proctors at length granted that all money arising from their benefices for 
the said year shall be brought to London and there placed by them in a 
suitable place and kept until further order, and that letters of acquittance 
for the money so paid should be made by the proctors. By K. and C. 

[Ficdera: V>'ronghj entered as on membrane 20.] 

The like to all the proctors of cardinals and of other aliens beneficed in 
England and not residing in their benefices. \lbid.'\ 



March 10. 

Westminster. 

March 18. 
Westminster. 

March 8. 
Westminster. 



MEMBRANE 15. 

To the sheriff of Derby. Order to a cause a coroner for that county to 
be elected in place of Robert Sauvage of Oulecotes, who is insufficiently 
qualified. 

To the sheriff of York. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be 
elected in place of William Pouryng of Otryngton, who is insuflBciently 
qualified. 

To the sheriff of Oxford for the present or the future. Order to pay to 
Humphrey Forester, 2d. a day and lOs. yearly for his robe, in accordance 
with the king's grant to him of the same to be received for life, for his good 
service to the king and his father. By p.s. [17322.] 

Et erat patens. 



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19 



134G. 

March 26. 

Westminster. 



March 24. 
Westminster. 



March 25. 
Westminster. 



April 3. 
Westminster. 



April 8. 
Westminster. 



Memhranc 15 — ront. 

To Thomas tie Aspale, escheator in co. Southampton. Order not to 
intermeddle further with the lands which he took into the king's hand by 
reason of the death of John de MoWns of Fareham, restoring the issues 
thereof, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that 
John at his death held no lands in chief in that county in his demesne as 
of fee but that he held lands of others than the king by divers services. 

To Thomas de Swynford, escheator in cos. Bedford and Buckingham. 
Order to retain in the king's hand the tenements in Stachesden which are 
of the inheritance of John de Burdeleys, son and heir of John de Burdeley«, 
tenant in chief, a minor in the king's wardship, until further order, and 
not to intenneddle further with the lands in Turveye, restoring the issues 
of those said lands, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the 
escheator that Juliana late the wife of Robert Houtot, knight, held for life 
the said lands in Stachesden of the inheritance of John son of John, and 
divers other lands in Turveye, for life, of the inheritance of Robert de 
Houtot, son and heir of Robert de Houtot, knight, of others than the king, 
by divers services. 

To William de Radenore, escheator in co. Hereford and in the adjacent 
march of Wales. Order not to intermeddle further with a messuage and 
2 carucates of land and 100s. rent at Treget, restoring the issues thereof 
to Mabel late the wife of John le Rous, as the king has learned by inquisi- 
tion taken by the escheator, that John at his death held the said tenements 
and rent jointly with Mabel, by free socage, according to the custom of the 
manor of Wormelowe, in chief, by making suit therefor at the manor of 
WormeloAve every quiuzaine, and that he ought to be ' domesmon ' there, 
and that he held lands jointly with Mabel of another than the king by 
certain services. 

To John de Wyndegore, escheator in co. Leicester. Order to amove the 
king's hand from a messuage and 40 acres of land of the prioress of 
Langeleye in Dysworth and not to intermeddle further therewith, restoring 
the issues thereof to the prioress, as the king ordered the escheator to 
certify why he had taken those tenements into the king's hand, and the 
escheator returned that he had done so because he had found by inquisition 
of office that the prioress appropriated them to herself and her house of 
one Ivo le Preost after the publication of the statute of mortmain, and 
afterwards the prioress besought the king to order his hand to be amoved, 
as Ivo assigned the messuage and land to that house long before the 
publication of that statute, to hold in frank almoin, and the king ordered 
the escheator to take an inquisition upon the matter, by which it is found 
that the messuage and land were given by Ivo to that house long before 
the said statute, to hold in frank almoin. 

To John de Wyndesore, escheator in co. Warwick. Order to amove the 
king's hand from a mill in Munneworth and not to intermeddle further 
therewith, restoring the issues thereof to Ralph de Arderne, as the king 
ordered the escheator to certify why he had taken into the king's hand the 
lands of Ralph in Munneworth, and the escheator returned that he had so 
taken the said mill because he had found by inquisition of office that Ralph 
raised it in Munneworth, making purpresture upon the highway by 300 
feet in length and 60 feet in breadth to the damage of the kmg and of the 
neighbouring parts, and afterwards Ralph informed the king that he had 
raised the mill on his own soil at Munneworth and not on the highway, 
and he besought the king to order his hand to be amoved, and the king 
ordered the escheator to take an inquisition upon the matter, by which it is 



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134G. 



Membrane 15 — cont. 



found that the mill is situate on Ralph's own soil at Munneworth and not 
on the highway, and that it was raised without purpresture or injury of the 
neighbouring parts. 

April 18. To Edward, prince of Wales, duke of Cornwall and earl of Chester. 

WeBtminster. Order to deliver to John Peritz, burgess of Vermeu in Spain, master of a 
ship called 'Seint Jiartflnwn' and to Domyngus Aynes, burgess and merchant 
of Ribadeu in Spain, the said ship together with the wine and goods therein, 
without delay, so that John and Domyngus may have no cause to sue the 

' king for other remedy, as the king ordered John le Straunge and John 

Gernach, his serjeants at arms, and the mayor and bailiffs of Fowy to deliver 
that ship with the wine and goods to John and Domyngus [as at paj/c 11 
above] and John le Straunge has certified the king that they could not do 
this because the ship, wine and goods were in the hands of Edward's 
ministers and subjects in those parts, and that Edward's ministers and 
subjects had sent 17 tuns of red wine and a tun of white wine thereof from 
Fowy to Portesmuth and they detain other goods of John and Domyngus, 
and the king wishes to maintain friendly relations with the king of Spain 
by reason of the newly-contracted alliance with him. 

April 1. To blaster John Cook, keeper of the great wardrobe. Order to deliver 

Westminster, imif a short cloth and a piece of sendal {sinilDu') for the summer season, 
another short half cloth with a hood and three furs of white budge for 
the winter season and another short half cloth with a hood of thirty-two 
miniver furs {irntribus de meniver), a fur of seven rows of miniver and 
two furs of ' bissh ' for Christmas to each of William Scot, William de 
Thorp, William Bassett, Roger de Baukwell, justices of the Bench, John de 
iStonore, Richard de Wylughby, Roger Hillary, William de Shareshull, 
Richard de Kelleshull and John de Stouford, justices of the Common 
Bench, Robert de Sadyngton, William de Broklesby, Cervase de Wilford 
and Alan de Assh, barons of the exchequer, for their robes for the present 
year. By K. 



Membrane 14. 

April 9. To Thomas de Aspale, escheator in co. Southampton. Order to cause 

The Tower. Waller son and heir of John de Romesey, tenant in chief, to have seisin of 
all the lands of which his father was seised at his death in his demesne as 
of fee, as he has proved his age before Thomas Gary, escheator in co. 
Somerset, and the king has taken his homage for the lands which his father 
held in chief and has rendered them to him. By p.s. [17408.] 

April 15. To John de Wesenham and his fellows, merchants to whom the king 
Guildford, granted all the customs and subsidies in all the ports of the realm. Order 
to pay to William de Bohun,earl of Northampton, or to his attorney, '6501. 
of the sums assigned to him in the ports of London, Kyngeston upon Hull 
and Boston, for Easter term next, after first paying to Queen Isabel the fee 
due to her in those ports, as the king granted to the earl in the said ports, 
400?., 150Z. and 150Z. respectively, to be received yearly until certain lands, 
which others hold for life, with reversion to him, come into his hands. 

To the sheriffs of London. Order to pay to William de Bohun, earl of 
Northampton, or to his attorney, lOOL for Easter term next in accordance 
with the king's grant to him of 200Z. to be received yearly as aforesaid of 
the ferm or issues of that city. 

The like to the sheriff of Essex for 50Z. 



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21 



1346. 



April 20. 

Westminster. 



April 22. 

Westminster. 



April 16. 

Westminster. 



April 20. 

Westminster. 



April 18. 
Westminster. 



April 20. 

Westminster. 



April 18. 
Westminster. 



April 20. 

Westminster. 



Mewhrane 14 — cont. 

To the sheriflf of Northampton. Order to pay to the said earl or to his 
attorney, 10^. for Easter term in accordance with the king's grant to 
him of 20^. to be received yearly by the hands of the sheriff of that county. 

To "William de Clynton, earl of Huntyngdon, and to the prior of Trewe- 
leghe, fermors of that priory, in the king's hand by reason of the war with 
France. Order to pay to Gawayn Corder, or to his attorney, 20i. for Easter 
term last, in accordance with the king's grant to him on 18 February in the 
16th year of the reign of 40L to be received yearly of the ferm of that 
priory for so long -as it shall remain in the king's hand. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to allow 20/. to 
William de Clynton, earl of Huntingdon, and to the prior of Trewelehe, if 
they are found to have paid that sum to Gawayn Corder by virtue of the 
preceding order. 

To the collectors in co. Kent of the tenth and fifteenth granted by the 
community of the realm for two years. Order to cause what is in arrear 
of that tenth and fifteenth to be levied, without delay, and to pay the 
money to those to whom the king has assigned it, and if they find any 
refusing to pay to distrain them to pay their portions, notifying those who 
are so distrained that the king will cause those distraints to be sold within 
ten days from the taking of the same, and the collectors shall so behave 
that the king's affairs be not impeded through their default, whereby he 
would have cause to punish them. By K. and C. 

To the sheriff of Lincoln. Order to pay to brother Alexander de 
Rameseye, now abbot of Barlynges, 100-s. for Easter term last, in accord- 
ance with the king's grant to him of lOOs". to be received yearly for life by 
the hands of the sheriff' of Lincoln. 

To the mayor and bailiff's of Oxford. Order to pay to John Brocas, the 
king's yeoman, or to his attorney, 10/. for Easter term last, in accordance 
with the king's grant to him of 20/. to be received yearly of the ferm of 
that town. 

To the treasurer and chamberlains. Order to pay to John Brocas what 
is in arrear to him of 50 marks from 20 December in the 13th year of the 
reign until 14th June in the 19th year, and to pay him 34 marks 8s. 4(/. 
from that 14 June, as on the said 20 December the king granted to John, 
for his good service to himself and the late king, and that he might 
maintain himself in the knightly order, 50 marks, to be received yearly at 
the exchequer, and on the said 14 June the king granted to him lands in 
Donemowe, co. Essex, to the value of 10/. 5s., in part satisfaction of the 
said 50 marks. 

To Thomas de Foxle, constable of Wyndesore castle. Order to pay to 
John Brocas, the king's yeoman, or bis attorney, what is in arrear to him 
of his wages and fees from 6 November in the 8th year of the reign, and 
to pay him such fees and wages yearly henceforth, as on the said day the 
king granted to him the bailiwick of chief forestership of Wyndesore forest, 
to hold for life, receiving the customary wages and fees. 

To Richard de Thoresby, keeper of the hanaper of chancery. Order to 
pay to Robert de Burghcher 50/. for Easter term last, as on 20 December 
in the 14th year of the reign the king granted to Robert, then chancellor, 
100/. to be received yearly for life, in recompence for 100/. of land which 
Hugh Daule, earl of Gloucester, granted to him to have for life, and which 
the earl resumed into his hand because Robert made stay with the king. 



00 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



LS4G. 

April 10. 
The Tower, 



April 18. 
Westminster. 



April 10. 
Westminster , 



April 12. 

Westminster. 



April 18. 

Westminster. 



MEMIiRA\'E 13. 

To the taxers and collectors in co. Cumberland of the tenth and fifteenth 
j,'ranted by the community of the realm. Order to supersede the demand 
made upon the men of the town of Penereth and of the hamlets pertaining 
to that town for their portion, as the king has pardoned them their portion 
for the second year of the grant out of compassion for their estate, as the 
town and hamlets have been lately burned by the king's Scottish enemies. 

Byp.s. [17406.] 

Mandate to the treasurer and barons of the exchequer to discharge both 
the taxers and collectors and the said men of that tenth and fifteenth. 

By the same writ. 

To the sherili" of Southampton for the present or the future. Order to pay 
to Henry Whissh, the king's yeoman, what is in arrear to him oilhl. daily 
for his wages, and of 40^-. yearly for his robes, and to pay him the said 
wages and -iOs-. yearly henceforth, as the king lately granted him l\d. 
a day for his wages and 40.s. yearly for his robes to be received yearly 
by the hands of the keeper of the wardrobe, for life, and afterwards 
on 21 June in the 14th year of the reign the king granted that he 
should receive the said wages and robes by the hands of the sheriff 
of that county, of the money which the prior of Suthewyk is bound to pay 
for the farm of Colmere and of that which .John le Botiller and his heirs 
are bound to pay yearly for the rent of the manor of Lokerle in that 
county. Et erat patens. 

To Thomas Leggi and Geoffrey de Wichingham, late sheriflfs of London. 
Order to cause all the issues and money received by them from two tene- 
ments in Minychinlane in that city, which belonged to John de Tholouse 
and were taken into the king's hand by reason of the felony whereof he was 
convicted, to be delivered to Kobert de Burton, receiver of the issues of the 
king's chamber, as the- king has reserved those lands to his chamber and 
has assigned them to Kobert to keep them, with all the profit thereof, so 
long as they shall remain in- the king's hand. 

To the sheriff of Norfolk. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be 
elected in place of John de Harsyk, who is so weak arid broken by age that 
he cannot exercise the duties of the ofBce. 

To John le Straunge and John Gernache, the king's Serjeants at arms 
appointed to arrest ships for his passage, and to the bailiffs of Plummuth. 
John Peritz, burgess of Yermeu in Spain, master of a ship called Scint 
Bertelmeti, and Domyngus Aynes, burgess and merchant of Eibadeu in 
Spain, have shown the king that whereas they lately came near the town of 
St. Matthieu, in Brittany, with the said ship laden with 40 tuns 3 pipes of 
white and red wine and with other goods and wished to cross with the ship 
and goods to St. Matthieu or Brest, certain men of Plummuth 
and elsewhere of co. Devon entered that ship by armed force while 
John and Domyngus were at St. :\[atthieu on their affairs, and 
killed all the men and mariners therein except John's son, who hid 
himself among the tuns, and. they took the ship with the wine 
and goods to Fowy and did their will therewith, wherefore John and 
Domyngus have besought the king to order the ship, wine and goods to be 
restored to them, in consideration of the alliance with the king of Spain, 
and because it was testified before the king and his council that the ship 
was plundered as aforesaid : the king orders John and John and the others 
that if they find by inquisition or otherwise that the ship, wine and goods 
were plundered by any men of Plummuth or others of co. Devon' they 



20 EDWAED III.— Part 1. 



23 



1346. 



March 12. 

Westminster. 



April 1. 
Westminster. 



April 20. 
Westminster. 



May 1. 
Westminster. 



May 2. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 13 — cont. 

shall compel those men to mal<e speedy restitution to John or Domyngus, 
and if any resist and refuse to do so they shall cause them to be taken and 
led to the Tower of Loudon, to be imprisoned there until further order, 
and they shall not omit this upon pain of forfeiture. By K. 

To brother John Godelli, monk of the monastery of St. Denis in France. 
Order to be attendant upon Thomas de Bradeston for the ferm of the priory 
of Derhurst, which extends to llOZ. yearly, and to pay that ferm yearly to 
him or to his attorney, in accordance with the king's grant to him of that 
ferm, as the priory was taken out the king's hands by reason of the war 
with France, and the king hag now committed the custody thereof to 
brother John, to hold for so long as the war endure, rendering 1101. yearly 
at the exchequer. Et erat patens. 

To the sheriff of Southampton for the present or the future. Order to 
pay to Walter de Deuham 2d. a day, in accordance with the king's grant to 
him of 2(1. a day, to be received for life of the issues of that county. 
Et erat patens. 

To John de Wesenham and his fellows, to whom the king granted 
all the customs and subsidies in all the ports of the realm. Order to pay 
to William marquis of Juliers, or to Tilemannua de Werda, his attorney, 
300^ for Easter term last, having first paid to Queen Isabel the fee due to 
her on the customs, as the king granted to the marquis 1,000^., 600Z. of 
the customs in the port of Boston and 400Z. at the exchequer, to be received 
yearly, as is contained in the king's charter. 

To the sheriff of Cambridge. Order to pay to William marquis of Juliers 
and earl of Cambridge, or to Tilemannus de Werda, his attorney, 101. for 
Easter term last, in accordance with the king's grant to him on 7 May in 
the lith year of the reign of 201. to be received yearly of the issues of that 
county. 

To the sheriff of York. Order to pay to Walter Whithors the king's 
yeoman, what is in arrear to him of his wages from 15 May in the 17th 
year of the reign, and to pay him such wages henceforth, in accordance 
with the king's grant to him on that day of the custody of the River Fosse, 
to hold for life, as Hugh Treganoun, deceased, held it, receiving such 
wages as Hugh received, for the same. 

To the sheriff of Southampton. Order to go with speed to the port of 
Hamele and to take all the wine which he finds in certain ships of Spain, 
which the king is informed are freighted with the wine of his enemies of 
Normandy, taken at sea by his people of Bayonne, and to pay the masters 
and mariners the reasonable freight for that wine, not permitting any 
injury to be done to the masters, mariners or ships, which the king 
has taken into his protection with the goods, and if anything has been 
forfeited from them to make amends to them without delay, so that the 
said ships do not cross from that port without the king's special order. 

ByC. 



^[EMBRANE 12. 

May 3. To John de Alveton, escheator in co. Berks. Order to amove the 

Westminster, king's hand from the manor of Englesham and certain tenements, 

and to restore them to the abbot of King's Beaulieu together with 

the issues thereof, as the escheator certified in chancery at the king's 



24 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 

^ n A (' Membrane 12 — cimt. 

1340. 

order that because he had found by inquisition of office that the 
abbot appropriated to himself and his house, after the statute of 
mortmain, without obtaining the king's Hcencc, the said manor of John 
son of Nichohis de Euglesham, and a messuage and 2 acres of land of 
Richard Walkere in Farendon, a messuage of John Avyce, 2 acres of land 
of Henry de Stanford, a messuage of Robert Pynchon, a toft and an acre 
of land of Adam le Walkere, a toft and an acre of land of Isabel and 
Agnes, daughters of Laurence le Carpenter, a toft of William le badelere, 
2 messuages, an oven and a workshop of Henry Wale, a cottage and a gate 
upon which a chamber is built of William Hamond, 8 cottages of John 
Syfred, a messuage of Robert Goldsmith {aurifabro), an acre of land of Ralph 
le Rook, a messuage of John le Mustarder, a messuage, 32 acres of land, 
and li acres of meadow of Robert atte Cote, 4 acres of land of John atte 
Grove, 2 messuages of Stacia atte Grove, a rood of land which was the 
common path upon le Rugges and an acre of land of William de C'ulnham 
and G(/. rent of increment of the tenement of John le Irmongere in the same 
town of Farendon, and also that the abbot, who is of the foundation of the 
king's progenitors, alienated of his manor of Farendon a messuage to William 
de Eggesworth, a messuage to Henry Stenyng and Alice his wife, a messuage 
to Juliana Emys, a messuage to John Rotte and a messuage to Richard le 
Bocher, without licence ; and afterwards at the suit of the abbot, showing 
the king that king J[ohn] granted by charter the town of Englesham to 
God and the church of St. Mary, Kmg's lieaulieu, which he founded, and 
that town is the said manor, and that king also gave the manor of Farendon, 
of which the said tenements are parcels, to the abbot and monks there, and 
the abbot has neither appropriated nor alienated any part thereof but that 
the said Richard Walkere and the others held them of his demise by 
roll of his court of Farendon, at his will, according to the custom of 
that numor, and not by any deed, and the abbot beseeching the king 
to cause his hand to be amoved the king ordered the escheator to take an 
inquisition upon the matter, by which it is found that the manor of Engle- 
sham is the town of Englesham, granted by King John as aforesaid, and that 
the tenements which Richard le Walkere and the others held are parcels of 
the manor of Farendon, which was granted as aforesaid, and that they held 
in the form aforesaid and not by deed, and because Richard and the others 
abandoned the said tenements the abbot entered them, as was his right, and 
that he did not alienate the said five tenements to William de Eggesworth 
Henry Stenyng, Alice, Juliana, John Botte and Richard le Bocher, but he 
demised them to them severally to hold at his will by the court roll of the 
manor of Farendon, without making any charter or other deed in fee, for 
life, and afterwards the king ordered the escheator to take a further 
inquisition by persons not related to the abbot, in the presence of Thomas 
de Brewosa, to whom the king committed the custody of the said tenements, 
to hold under a certain form, or of his attorney, if he choose to attend, by 
which it is found that the abbot and his predecessors have been seised of 
the manor of Englesham and the other tenements from the time of the said 
grants, and they have never alienated, acquired or appropriated any part 
thereof. 

To Thomas de Brewosa. Order not to intermeddle further with the 
custody of the manor of Englesham and of the other tenements aforesaid, 
restoring the issues thereof to the abbot. 

To John de Bello Campo. The like order not to intermeddle. 
May 6. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to discharge John 

WestmiDfiter. ^q Alveton, Thomas de Brewosa and John de Bello Campo of all the issues 
of the said manor and tenements. 



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25 



1346. 

May 8. 
Westminstei'. 

May 10. 

Westminster. 

May 10. 

Westminster. 

May 13. 
Westminster. 

May 10. 

Westminster. 



Meiiihrane 12 — cant. 

To the 8herift of Cambridge. Order to cause a coroner for that county to 
be elected in place of Richard Robetot, deceased. 

To the sheriff of Lincoln. Order to cause a coroner for that county to 
be elected in place of Robert Mandevill, who is insufficiently qualified. 

To the sheriff of Cambridge. Order to cause a coroner for that county 
to be elected in place of John de Kirkeham, who is insufficiently qualified. 

■1 
' To the sheriff of Huntingdon. Order to cause a verderer for the forest 
of Wauberge to be elected in place of Roger Chartres, deceased. 

To John de Wesenham and his fellows, to whom the king granted the 
customs and subsidies in all the ports of the realm. Order to pay to John 
de Stryvelyn, or to his attorney, 100 marks for Easter term last of the 
issues of the customs in the ports of Newcastle upon Tyne and Hertilpole, 
or of other ports if these do not suffice, in accordance with the king's grant 
to him of 200 marks to be received yearly of the issues of the customs in the 
said ports. 



May 5. 

Westminster. 

May 4. 
Westminster. 



May 8. 
WestminBtei*. 



May 8. 

Westminster. 



May 8. 

Westminster. 



MEMBRANE 11. 

To the sheriff of Huntingdon. Order to cause a coroner for that county 
to be elected in place of Ralph le Rede, deceased. 

To the sheriff of Wilts for the present or the future. Order to cause 
twelve oaks of the forest of Chut to be carried yearly to the abbey of 
Ambresbury at the king's cost, during the life of Isabel de Lancastr[ia], 
nun of Ambresbury, in accordance with the king's grant to her of twelve 
such oaks to be received yearly for life, for fuel. ^J-^'adera.] 

To the sheriff of Middlesex for the present or the future. Order to pay 
to John de Federyngeye what is in arrear to him of %L daily from 29 April 
last, and to pay him 2(/. daily henceforth, in accordance with the king's 
grant to him on that day, because he had lost his sight in the king's 
service, of 2f/. to be received daily for life by the hands of the sheriff' of 
Middlesex. Et erat patois. 

To John de Bello Campo, keeper of the forest of Queen Philippa, granted 
to her for life in co. Southampton. Order to permit Margery late the wife 
of John de Grymstede, to whom the queen committed the custod}^ of the 
manor of Brokenhurst in that forest, to hold until John's heir should come 
of age, to receive ' housbote ' and ' heybote ' in that forest during that 
custody, as the king ordered Bartholomew de Burgherssh, keeper of the 
Forest this side Trent, on 15 July in the 15th yeatr of the reign, to desist 
from impeding the queen's ministers from receiving 'housbote' and 
'heybote' in the king's demesne woods in that forest [as in thi-i Calendar, 
15 Edward III, parjc 194]. 

To Hervey Tirel, escheator in co. Devon. Order to cause Oliver son and 
heir of Oliver de Dynham, tenant in chief, to have seisin of all the lands 
whereof his father was seised at his death in his demesne as of fee, as he 
has proved his age before the escheator, and the king has taken his homage 
for all the lands which his father held in chief, and has rendered them to 
him. By p.s. [17480.] 

To Thomas Cary, escheator in co. Somerset. Like order to cause Oliver 
to have seisin of the lands whereof his father died seised, as he has proved 
his age before Hugh Tyrel, escheator in co. Devon, as aforesaid. 

By the same writ. 

The like to John de Roches, escheator in co. "Wilts. 



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1346. 

April 17. 

Westminstci'. 



ME Mint ASK 10. 

To the citizens of Chichester. Order to pay to Maud de Pirye, sometime 
nurse of John do Klthain, the Iving's brother, and of Joan, his sister, or to 
her attorney, what is in arrear to her of 30^. for Easter term last, as the 
kint,' lately granted, to her 30L, and to Joan du Boys, sometime nurse 
of Eleanor, the king's sister, other 30/. to L'e received yearly at the 
exchequer for life, and afterwards, with the assent of Maud and Joan, he 
assigned to them the yearly ferm of 3GZ. which those citizens pay, which 
belonged to Edmund earl of Kent, tenant in chief, and which was in the 
king's hand by reason of the minority of John the. earl's son, to hold until 
the heir should come of age, unless they should die in the meantime, and if 
one should die, the moiety of the ferm should revert to the king as a custody 
and although a moiety of the ferm should revert to the king through 
the death of Joan in the parish of St. Nicholas Olave, London, on St. 
Matthew in the 11th year of the reign, as is found by inquisition taken 
by John de Pulteneye, than mayor and escheator in that city, yet the king, 
of his special favour, wishes Maud to receive 80Z. of that ferm until the 
said heir come of age, so that the citizens answer for the remaining 6^ at 
the exchequer. 

To Gawayn Corder, appointed to arrest ships for the king's passage,. 
Order to cause all the wool loaded in a ship called ' la Xicholax ' of Shorham, 
and there arrested by him, pretending that it was not coketted or customed, 
to be arrested and delivered to the merchants to whom it belongs, provided 
that the ship remain under arrest, to serve the king in his passage, as John 
de Wesenham, to whom the king granted all the customs and subsidies of 
wool, hides and wool-fells in the realm, has testified before the council that 
all that wool was well and truly coketted and customed. By K. 

To the sheriff of York for the present or the future. Order to pay to 
John de Queldryk, the king's yeoman, Sd. daily and 13s. id. yearly for his 
robes, for life, in accordance with the king's grant to him for his good 
service to him and the late king, and because he was maimed in the king's 
service, of 3(/. daily and 13.?. id. yearly for his robes, for life, to be 
received by the hands of the sheriff of York. By p.s. [17434.] 

April 28. To Keymund Seguyn, the king's butler, or to him who supplies his 

Westminster, place in the port of Bristol. Order to deliver to Maurice de Berkele, 2 tuns 

of wine of the king's right prise for the present year, in accordance with 

the kmg's grant to him on 14 May, in the 17th year of the reign, of two 

tuns of such wine to be received yearly for life. 



April 20. 
WeBtminster. 



April IS. 
Westminster. 



May 1. 

Westminster. 



May 15. 

Westminster. 

May 1. 
Westminster. 



To the abbot of Halys Owayn. Order to pay to Alice de Plomton what 
is in arrear to her of 10 marks yearly, as the king granted to her, for her 
good service to the countess of Guelders (Gelre), his sister, 10 marks, to be 
received yearly by the hands of the abbot of the fee ferm of 10^. 6s. 8d. 
which he renders yearly to the exchequer for the manor of Rouleye, until 
the king should provide her with competent maintenance for life. 

To the sheriff of Lancaster. Order to cause a coroner for that county to 
be elected in place of Richard del Bruche, who is insufficiently qualified. 

To the sheriff of York. Order to pay to Margery late the wife of 
Duncan de Frendraght-24 marks 6s. 8d. for Easter term last, in accordance 
with the king's grant to her of 49 marks, to be received yearly during 
pleasure, m recompence for the manor of Briggestok, co. Northampton, 
which she held at will, and which the king assigned to Queen Isabel, to 
hold for life. 



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27 



1346. 

May 15. 

Westminster. 



May 1. 

Westminster. 



May 6. 

Westminster. 



May 8. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 10 — mnt. 

To the bailiffs of Newcastle upon Tyne for the present or the future. 
Order to pay to John Darcy ' le pier,' or to his attorney, what is in arrear 
to him of 90/. 16<!. 8f/. yearly from 18 February in the iHth year of the 
reign, and to pay him that sum yearly, henceforth, in accordance with the 
king's grant to him on the said day of 183Z. 6.s-. 8(/. to wit 90/. IG.s. 8(/. of 
the ferm of that town and 66Z. of the ferm of Scardeburgh and 39 marks 
lO.t. of the issues of co. Nottingham, to be received for the life of Mary 
countess of Pembroke, who holds certain lands for life whereof the king 
granted the reversion to John. Et erat patens. 

To the sheriff of Nottingham for the present or the future. Like order 
to pay to John, or to his attorney, the said 39 marks lO.s-. yearly, and what 
is in arrear to him thereof. Et erat patens. 

To the sheriff' of Hereford. Order to cause the defects in the towers of 
Hereford castle to be repaired up to the sum of IIZ. by the view and testi- 
mony of Richard Talbot, steward of the king's household. By K 

To the sheriff' of Warwick. Order to pay to Hervey de Mohun 5 marks 
for Easter term last, as on 1 April in the 19th year of the reign, at the 
recpiest of Blanche lady of "Wake, the king's kinswoman, he granted to 
Hervey 10 I'uarks to be received yearly at the exchequer until the king 
should provide him with an escheat, custody or bailiwick to t'ne value of 
10 marks yearly, and afterwards the king granted that he should receive 10 
marks yearly for life by the hands of the sheriff" of Warwick. 

To the sheriff of Hertford. Order to cause a coroner for that county to 
be elected in place of Thomas Gentilcorps of Berkhampsted, deceased. 

To the sheriff' of Huntyugdon. Oreler to cause a coroner for that county 
to be elected in place of Walter le Rede of Huntyngdon, deceased. 



MEMBBANE 9. 

May 12. To Nicholas Gower, escheator in the liberty of. Holdernesse, or to him 

Westminster, who supplier his place there. Order to amove the king's hand from two 
tofts in ^Vilesthorp, and not to intermeddle further therewith, but to permit 
the prior of Bridelyngton to hold them in part satisfaction of 20/. of land 
and rent yearly, restoring the issues thereof, as the king lately pardoned 
the prior the trespass which he made in acquiring those tofts of Peter del 
Dyke and of entering them before the inquisition thereupon was returned 
into chancery, and the king granted that the prior should hold those tofts in 
part satisfaction of 20/. of land and rent which the king granted that he 
should acquire, except lands and rents held in chief, and now by inquisition 
taken by John Darcy ' le fitz,' late escheator in that liberty, pretending that 
the prior entered those tofts contrary to the statute of mortmain, and who 
took them into the king's hand, it is found that one William del Bakous, 
bondman of the prior, and Walter delBreuhous, bondman of the prior, each 
acquu-ed a toft in Wylesthorp of Peter del Dyke, and the prior, perceiving 
that his bondsmen had acquired those tofts, entered them as the perquisite 
of his villeins, and that the tofts are the same as those which the prior 
asserts that he acquired of Peter. 

May 20. To Reymund Seguyn, the king's butler. Order to deliver to the abbot 

Westminster, of Coggeshale a tun of red wine for Easter last, as the abbot and convent 
of that house, which is of royal foundation, promised to find for the king 
a monk as chaplain to celebrate divine service daily in the church of their- 



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234g Membrane 9 — cont. 

house in honour of the Virgin Mary, for the king, Queen Philippa and 
their children, and for their souls after death, and for this on 11 January in 
the iSth year of the reign the king granted to them a tun of red wine to be 
received yearly at London by the hands of the butler. 
May 10. To John de Coggeshale, escheator in cos. Essex and Hertford. Order 

Westminster, not to intermeddle further with the lands which he took into the king's 
hand by reason of the death of Henry Gernet, as the king has learned by 
inquisition taken by the escheator that Henry at his death held no lands 
in his demesne as of fee or in service, in chief, but that he held divers lands 
in tho.so countries, jointly with Joan his wife, of others than the king, by 
divers services. 



MEMBRANE 8. 

May 20. To the prior of Lenton. Notification to do what he knows pertains to 

Westminster, the levying and collection of the subsidy granted by the pope of alien priors 
in the realm, for the use of the abbot of Cluny, as at the pope's request the 
king granted that the abbot might collect that subsidy, and now the king 
has learned that the prior and others lately appointed to levy that subsidy 
for the abbot have hitherto superseded to do so by reason of a prohibition 
directed to them on the king's behalf. [By p.s. [17526.] 

FA erat patens. 

May 11. To John do Wesenham and his fellows, to whom the king granted the 

Westminster, custom of wool, hides and wool-fells. Order to allow 121. ll.s. Ohl. to 
Reginald do Conductu and Adam Lucas, collectors of those customs and 
subsidies in the port of London, in their account, if the king's writ 
directing them to deliver the said customs and subsidies to John and his 
fellows was not delivered to them before 24 August last, and they find 
that Reginald and Adam allowed that sum to merchants to whom the king 
was bound for wool taken from them at Durdraght, as the king ordered 
them to make such allowance from Midsummer last until 24 August 
following, on which day John and his fellows delivered a writ for them to 
deliver all the customs and subsidies to them, and although that writ was 
not delivered before the 24 August, yet John and his feilows intend to charge 
Reginald and Adam with the said 72Z. lis. Ojci., whereupon they have 
besought the king to provide a remedy. 

May 20. To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port 

Westminster, of Newcastle upon Tyne. Order to take security from all merchants and 
others who lade wool, fells and hides in that port henceforth that they 
will take them to the staple in Flanders, or to the port nearest thereto, and 
to cause all letters of coket to be made in the form of indentures, whereof 
one part shall remain in possession of the collectors and the other in that 
of the owners, as the king is informed that merchants and others who 
have hitherto laded wool etc. in that port, have taken them to Normandy, 
Pieardy, Cagent and elsewhere, in aid of the king's enemies, and not to the 
staple in Flanders, contrary to the ordinance, and that merchants and 
others, after they have the king's letters of coket in their possession have 
caused a greater quantity of wool etc. to be placed therein, defrauding the 
king of the custom and subsidy due thereon. By K. and C. 

June 3. To John de Trehampton, escheator in co. Lincoln. Order not to inter- 

roi-chester. meddle further with 2' messuages, 100 acres of land, 20 acres of meadow, 
26 acres of pasture and 100s. rent in Wodethorp and Thoresthorp, restoring 
the issues thereof, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the 
escheator that John Bernak died jointly enfeoffed of the premises with 
Joan his wife, and that they are held of another than the king. 



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29 



1346. 
June 20. 
Porchester. 



ijftc 



Maj^O. 

Westminster, 



May 18. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 7. 

To William de Middelton, escheator in co. Norfolk. Order to deliver the 
manor of Thetford, co. Norfolk, to John de Warenna, earl of Surre}', 
together with the issues thereof, to hold as he held it before it was taken 
into the king's hand, as the earl has shown the king that Ralph de Cobham 
held that manor for life of the earl's demise, and he died in the time of the 
late king, and after his death the earl entered the manor as his reversion, 
and possessed it in peace for twenty years and more, and now, because it 
is found by an inquisition taken at the suit of John de Cobham, pretending 
himself to be Ralph's son and heir and a minor, that Ralph held the 
manor at his death, for himself and the heirs male of his body, in chief, 
and that John was aged twenty years at the time of the inquisition, the 
escheator has taken the manor into the king's hand, without warning or 
calling the earl, contrary to the form of Maf/na Carta, whereupon the earl 
has besought the king to provide a remedy. By p.s. [17G54.] 

To brother John Larcher, prior of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem 
in Ireland, late the chancellor. Order to deliver to John Moryz, whom 
the king has appointed to be chancellor during pleasure, the great seal and 
the rolls and memoranda of the chancery of Ireland, which are in the 
prior's custody, by indenture. By K. 

To Robert de Swynnerton, dean of the king's free chapel, Stafford. 
Order to admit John de Tamworth, the king's clerk, to the free chapel of 
Creswall, void and pertaining to the king's donation by reason of the lands 
which belonged to Adam de Peshale, deceased, which are in the king's 
hand for certain causes, as the king has granted that chapel to him and 
has ordered the sheriff of the county to notify John Besse, vicar of Eccles- 
hale church, in unjust possession of that chapel, it is said, that he be 
before the king in chancery a month from Easter last to show cause why 
he should not be amoved from the possession of that chapel and John de 
Tamworth admitted thereto, and the sheriff returned that he had notified 
John Besse as aforesaid, but that he did not come on that dav when 
called. 



May 18. 
Westminster 



May 24. 

Westminster 



Membrane 6. 

To the justiciary of Ireland. Order to deliver to Fulk de la Freyne the 
manor of Ryban, together with the issues thereof, notwithstanding that it 
was first committed to others by Ralph de Uft'ord, late justiciary of Ireland, 
or any other minister there, if he find, after taking information thereupon, 
that Gerald de Sancto Michaele held that manor of the manor of Donmask, 
in Ireland, by knight's service, and that he held no other lands at his death, 
in chief, as of the crown, and that he died when his heir was under age, as 
on the 14 June in the 8th year of the reign the king granted the manor 
of Donmask to Fulk to hold with all its appurtenances for the ten years 
next following, and now Fulk has besought the king to order the said 
manor of Ryban to be delivered to him, as it has been taken into the king's 
hand by reason of Gerald's death, whose heir is under age. By C. 

To John de Trehampton, escheator in co. Lincoln. Order to cause 
Gregory de Bolyngbrok and Margaret daughter of William de Castre, kins- 
woman and heiress of John de Castre, tenant in chief, his wife, to have 
seisin of all the lands whereof John was seised at his death, in his demesne 
as of fee, as she has proved her age before the escheator, and the king has 
taken Gregory's fealty for all the lands which John held in chief, and has 
rendered them to the said Gregory and Margaret. 



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1346. 

Miiy 20. 
Westminster. 



May 10. 
Westminster 



Mcinbraiw 6 — c(mt. 

To the sheriff of Wilt.s. Order to pay 41. to William de Gategang, the 
king's clerk, whom he has sent to that county and to co. Gloucester on 
certain affairs, for his expenses in going to those parts, staying there, and 
returning to London. By C. 

To the taxers and collectors in co. Cumberland of the tenth and fifteenth 
last granted by the community of the realm. Order to supersede the 
demand for the tenth and fifteenth made upon the religious and other 
ecclesiastical men and the laymen of that county, for the second year of 
payment, as at their suit beseeching the king to remit and pardon the tenth 
and fifteenth touching them, as several manors, towns, hamlets and places in 
the greater part of that county have been burned and totally destroyed, 
with the corn, animals and other goods therein, i)y hostile incursions of the 
king's Scottish enemies, after Michaelmas last, wherefore they have nothing 
to cultivate their lands or maintain themselves, and they are distrau|ed for 
the tenth and fifteenth for the second year, the king appointed Tl^pas de 
Lucy and John de Orreton to take an inquisition upon the matteroy the 
oath of lawful men of the county, by which it is found that the town 
of Seburgham in the liberty of the prior of Carlisle in the parish of that 
town, the town of Balkeld in the same liberty in the parish of Addyngham, 
the town of Dalston with the manor of Rosa in the parish of Dalston, 
the town of Kirkandres with the parish, the town of Neuby which is a 
fourth part of Caldecote in the parish of St. Ivlary, Carlisle, the town of 
Rouclif with the parish of that town, I^eaumond, Bampton with the 
parishes of those towns, Wyganby in the parish of Ayketon, Orreton with 
the parishes of that town, Kirkethwayt, Lynthwayt, Scarthwayt, Haugholm 
in the parish of the prior of St. Mary, Carlisle, Eaughton in the parish of 
J)alston, Thoresby with the parishes of that to^yn, Burgh upon Sands in 
the parish of that town, Caldebek with the parish of that town, the town 
of Bowenes with that parish, the parish of Staynton in the parish of 
Daere, the town of Katerlen in the parish of Penreth, IJnthank in the 
parisli of Skelton, the town of Edenhale in the parish of the prior of St. 
Mary, Carlisle, Heigheved in the parish of the same prior, Hoton in the 
forest with the parish of that town, the town of Laysyngby with the parish, 
Neubiggyng in the parish of Graystok, the town of Hkelton in the parish 
of that town, Hamelton in Aynstapelyth called ' le Dale' in the parish of 
that town, the town of Kirkosewald in the parish of that town, Ravenwyk 
in the parish of that town, Blencov/e in the parish of Dacre, the town of 
Cregelyn in the parish of that town, Glassanby in the parish of 
Addyngham, the town of Bothecastre, Foulwode, Walton, Lanereost, 
Artureth with Eandolf, Levyngton, Stubhille, Hedresford, Solperd 
with Eston in the parish of the same, Fenton in the parish of 
Hayton, Westlevyngton in the parish of Kirkelevyngton, Lidell in the 
parish of Artureth, Brampton in the parish of the same town, Northmore, 
Waltonewode in the parish of Walton, Irthyngton with the parish of that 
town, Trevermane in the parish of Lanercost,'Hayton in Gilleslonde with 
the parish of that town, Torcrossok in the parish of Lanereost, Cumrewe 
and Castelkayrok in the parish of Cumrewe, Farlham with the parish of 
that town, Scaleby with the parish of that town, Kirkelevyngton with the 
parish of that town, Hoghton in the parish of Staynwyges, the forest of 
Nicholas in the parish of Artureth, Askerton with the parish of Cambok, 
Denton in the parish of that town, Stapelton and Cambok with the parishes 
of those towns, were all totally burned and destroyed by the Scots after 
the said Michaelmas ; and the king has pardoned the men of those towns and 
places the tenth and fifteenth for the said second year, out of compassion 
for their estate. By C. 



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31 



1346. 



June 22. 
Porchester. 



Membrane 6 — rnvt. 

To the collectors in co. Cumberland of the triennial tenth last granted 
by the clergy of England. Order to supersede the demand made upon the 
religious and other ecclesiastics in the said towns and places for the said 
tenth for the second year, whichi the king has pardoned them. By C. 

To the justiciary of Ireland and the chancellor there and to the treasurer 
and barons of the exchequer, Dublin. Order to take information for 
how much answer was made to the king in times past during voidances of 
the archbishopric of Armagh, and to commit to the dean and chapter of 
Armagh the custody of the temporalities of the archbishopric, which is 
void by the death of David, the late bishop, to hold during the voidance, 
for rendering the extent thereof or other certain thing to the king, as the 
dean and chapter have besought the king to grant that custody to them 
during the voidance. , By p.s. [17670.] 



May 22. 

Westminster. 



April 28. 
Westminster. 



May 17. 

Westminster. 



May 10. 

Westminster. 



June 5. 
Porchester. 



June 6. 
Porchester. 



MEMBRANE 6. 

To Walter de Bermyngeham, justiciary of Ireland, and to the chancellor 
there. Order to assign to Fulk de la Freyne lOZ. of land and rent yearly 
of the king's forfeitures and other escheats in recompence for iOl. yearly 
which Ealph de Ufford, late justiciary of Ireland, granted to him for the 
time he should be retained in the king's service, and the king has confirmed 
that grant for Fulk's good service in Ralph's company. By p.s. [17541.] 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order not to intermeddle 
with the lauds which belonged to Margaret late the wife of Geoffrey de 
Cornubia, tenant in chief, which are in the king's hand by reason of the 
minority of her heir, and with the lands which belonged to John Bernak, 
tenant in chief, which have been taken into the king's hand by reason of 
the minority of John's heirs, or with the marriages of those heirs, as the 
king has reserved the said lands and marriages to his chamber. 

By p.s. [17462.] 

To the sheriff of Devon. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be 
elected in place of Robert Sauvage, who has no lands in that county to 
qualify him. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to deliver to John 
de Insula iOl. yearly of the ferm of the priory of St. Neots, taken into the 
king's hand by reason of the war with France, and to cause these 40Z. 
yearly to be allowed to the prior in his ferm, as the king granted those 40/. 
to John to be received yearly for so long as the war should last, and on 
21 March last the king ordered the prior to pay the AOL yearly to John and 
to be answerable to him therefore. 

To the sheriff of Southampton. Order to pay to Richard earl of 
Arundel what is in arrear to him of his wages for the custody of the castle 
and town of Porchester and the forest there, and to pay him such wages 
henceforth, as the king lately committed that custody to the earl to hold for 
life in the same way as others who have hitherto held the same. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to allow to the 
sheriff of Southampton what they shall find him to have expended upon 
the construction of a new chamber in Porchester castle and upon the 
repair of the hall of the chambers and kitchens there, against the king's 
arrival, by the view and testimony of John Haket, constable of the castle, 
in accordance with the king's order to him. By p.s. 



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xQip Membrane 5 — ont. 

March 1 . To the sheriff of Southainpton. Order to deliver 1,000 hurdles, 20 bridges 

Westminsttr. and other necessaries for the equipment of the king's horses, to William de 

Hugate, the king's clerk, hy indenture. By p.s. 

To the same. Order to cause the defects of the bridge of Winchester 
castle to be repaired by the view and testimony of John Gabriel and 
- ByK. 



Nicholas de Hanyton, citizens of Winchester. 



June 2G. 

Porcbester. 



June 14. 
Porchester. 



June 20. 
Porch ester. 



and Buckingham. 
Geoffrey de Lucy, 



MEMnnAKE 4. 

To Thomas de Aspale, escheator in co. Southampton. Order to assign 
dower to ^Margaret late the wife of Thomas de Norton, tenant in chief, of 
all the lands which belonged to her husband at his death, upon her taking 
oath that she will not marry without the king's licence. 

Vaeated heeaiise on the secoyid part of the (Jlose J loll for this year. 

To John de Roches, escheator in co. Wilts. Like order to assign dower 
to Margaret. 

Vacated as aforesaid. 

The like to the following, to wit : — 
Thomas Gary, escheator in co. Dorset. 
Thomas de Swynford, escheator in co. Bedford. 
Robert de Pavely, escheator in co. Northampton. 
Vacated as aforesaid. 

To Thomas de Swynford, escheator in cos. Bedford 
Order to assign dower to Katharine late the wife of 
tenant in chief, of all the lands which belonged to her husband at his 
death, upon her taking oath that she will not marry without the king's 
licence. 

To William de Langele, escheator in co. Kent. Like order to assign 
dower to Katharine. 

The like to the following, to wit : — 

Robert de Pavely, escheator in co. Northampton. 
John de Coggeshale, escheator in co. Hertford. 

To Thomas Gary, escheator in co. Dorset. Order not to distrain Robert 
son of Joan late the wife of John Latymer, knight, for his homage and 
fealty, and not to intermeddle further with 4 messuages and 4 carucates 
of land in Swanewych, Weye, Wermewell, Tarente Antioche and Ghalvedon 
in that county, saving any relief due to the king, as he has learned by 
inquisition taken by the escheator that Joan at her death held the said 
tenements in service, in chief, by the service of doing homage and fealty to 
the king, and of rendering lOs. at the exchequer at Easter by the hands of 
the sheriff of the county, and that she held other lands for life in that 
bailiwick of the inheritance of the said Robert, John's son, of others than the 
king, by divers services, and that the said Robert her son is her next heir 
and of full age, and the king has taken his homage and fealty due in this 
respect. " ' ^ By p.s. [17639.] 



Membrake 3. 

June 3. To John Engayn of Teversham, escheator in co. Huntingdon. Order 

Porchester. not to intermeddle further with the manor of Gonyngton and the advowson 

of the church of that town, restoring the issues thereof to Margaret late the 

wife of John de Bruys, as the king has learned by inquisition taken 



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1346. 



May U. 

Westminster. 



June 13. 
Porehester. 



June 6. 
Porehester. 



June 15. 
Porehester. 



June 28. 
Porehester. 



Membrane 3 — cont. 

by the escheatoi* that John at his death held no lands in his 
demesne as of fee, in chief, or of any other in that county, but 
that he was jointly enfeoffed with Margaret of the said manor and 
advowson, for life, of the gift and enfeoffment of William archbishop 
of York, and of Ralph Turvill, parson of Jakesle church, to hold for 
themselves and John's heirs, and that the manor and advowson arc held 
in chief as of the honour of Huntingdon, by the service of a third part of 
a fourth part of a knight's fee, and the king has taken Margaret's fealty. 

To the treasurer and chamberlains of the exchequer, Dublin. Order to 
pay to Godfrey Folcjambe 50 marks, in accordance with the king's grant 
to him of that sum in recompence for his expenses in the king's service in 
Ireland for the time when he was one of the justices there, and in remunera- 
tion of his labour in that service. By p.s. [18045.] 

To the sheriff of Southampton for the present or the future. Order to 
pay to Thomas Trusselove, watchman of Winchester castle, what is in 
arrear to him of 1(/. daily, granted to him for life on 23 April in the 18th 
year of the reign, and to pay him liJ. daily henceforth in accordance with 
that grant. . By p.s. 

Et erat patens. 

To the sheriff' of Southampton. Order to pay to John de Gutyng, one 
of the foresters of la Bere forest, near Porehester, what is in arrear to him 
of hi. daily for his wages from the time of the sheriff's appointment, and 
to pay him such wages henceforth, in accordance with the king's grant to 
him, for his long service and because he is detained by a grave infirmity, 
of If/, a day for his wages, to be received of the issues of co. Southampton, 
until further order. 

To Eeginald le Forester, escheator in cos. Surrey and Sussex. Order to 
assign to Henry de Lokesle and to Alice his wife, late the wife of Thomas 
de W^yntreshull, tenant in chief, Alice's dower of the lands which belonged 
to Thomas at his death, in the presence of Eichard de Farnhull, to whom 
the king committed the custody of the said lands to hold until Thomas's 
heir shall come of age, if he choose to attend. 

To the sheriff of Gloucester. Order to pay to John Dymmok, yeoman 
of the king's buttery, 6f/. a day for his wages, as he is detained by such 
infirmity that he cannot cross with the king on his present passage to parts 
beyond the sea, and the king has granted him 6(/. to be received daily for 
his wages of the issues of that county until the king's return to England. 

By p.s. [17723.] 



June 18. 
Porehester. 

July 1. 
Porehester. 



MEMBBANE 2. 

To the sheriff of Hereford. Order to cause a coroner for that county to 
be elected in place of Thomas Brayn, who is insufficiently qualified. 

To Reginald le Forester, escheator in co. Surrey. Order to deliver to 
Henry de Loxle and Alice his wife the manor of Burgham near Gildeford, 
as by an inquisition taken before William de Notton and Richard de Burton, 
concerning the tenements which belonged to Thomas de Wyntereshull, 
tenant in chief, it was found that Thomas at his death held the said manor 
of Thomas de Seint More by the service of half a knight's fee, which manor 
Henry and Alice ocupied from the time of Thomas's death, claiming that 
they held it for Alice's life, and afterwards Henry and Alice besought the 



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CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1340. 



June 20. 
Porchester. 



Juno 9. 
Porchester. 



Mt'iiibiaiw 2 — cold. 

kint,' to order his hand to be amoved, as John atte Beche, chaplain, long 
bt't'oie Thonia.s's death, granted that manor by charter to Thomas and 
Alice, then his wife, and to William, Thomas's son, to hold for themselves 
and the hi'irs male of William's body, and they were seised thereof during 
Thomas's life and Alice's widowhood, and Henry and Alice continued in 
seisin thereof after the marriage until the manor was taken into the king's 
hand by virtue of the inquisition aforesaid, and the king ordered the 
escheator to take an inquisition upon the matter, in the presence of Richard 
de FaruhuU, to whom the king committed the custody of the lands which 
belonged to Thomas to hold under a certain form, if he chose to attend, by 
which inquisition it is found that John granted the said nianor to Thomas 
and Alice and to William as aforesaid, and that they were seised thereof 
as aforesaid until the manor was taken into the king's hand, and that 
John atte Deche granted the manor to Thomas, Alice and William in the 
form aforesaid, to wit, on Thursday before the Purification, 12 Edward III, 
and they were seised thereof as aforesaid, and that the manor is held 
of Thomas de Scynt More by the service of a moiety of a knight's fee and 
of rendering GOs. yearly to the heirs of John de Bluet. 

To Reginald Forester, escheator in cos. Surrey and Sussex. Order to 
assign dower to Joan late the wife of John Bernak, tenant in chief, of all 
the lands which belonged to her husband at his death, in the presence of 
Nicholas Bokelond and Henry de Greystok, keepers of those lands, if they 
choose to attend, or of their attorneys, upon her taking oath that she will 
not marry without the king's licence. 

The like to William de Middelton, escheator in cos. Norfolk and Suffolk. 

To Thomas de Swynford, escheator in cos. Bedford and Buckingham. 
Order to cause Geofirey son and heir of Geoffrey de Lucy, tenant in chief, 
to have seisin of all the lands Avhich his father held in chief at his death 
and of which he was seised in his demesne as of fee, as the king has taken 
his homage for the lands which his father held in chief and has rendered 
them to him. 

The like to the following, to wit : — 

John de Coggsale, escheator in cos. Essex and Hertford. 

Robert de Pavely, escheator in co. Northampton. 

William de Langele, escheator in co. Kent. 



Membrane l. 

May 15. To Simon Basset, escheator in co. Gloucester. Order to deliver to 

Westminster. Henry earl of Lancaster the manor of Douneameneye together with 
the issues thereof, as by inquisition taken by the escheator Ijy virtue of 
a writ of diem daiisit i-.vtrenunii, after the death of William de Cusancia, 
knight, it is found that William at his death held in his demesne as of 
fee the manor of Wyk, in chief, by the service of a fourth part of a 
knight's fee, and the manor of Douneameneye of the earl of Lancaster 
as of the manor of Kynemaresford, by the service of a moiety of a knight's 
fee, and that Peter de Cusancia, William's son, is his next heir, and was 
aged fifteen years at the Purification in the 19th year of the I'eign, and by 
another inquisition taken by John de Freland and Robert Russell, at the 
suit of Henry earl of Lancaster, it is found that what is called the manor 
of Wyk in that county is not a manor by itself, but is a messuage and a 
carucate of land in Douneameneye called 'Dounameneyewyk,' and is parcel 
of the manor of Douneameneye, and that Hugh Ic Despenser, the father, 



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35 



1346. ^[<'lllh)•a)l(' 1 — cont. 

held those tenements in fee simple before he forfeited of Margaret de 
Valers, then lady of Douneameneye, by the service of a fourth part of a 
knight's fee, and that they came into the king's hand by Hugh's forfeiture, 
wherefore the earl has besought the king to cause his hand to be amoved 
from the manor ; and although it was proposed before the council for the 
king's right that the custody of the said manor and lands ought to pertain 
to the king during the minority of the heir of ^Yilliam, by reason of the 
king's grant to him of the reversion of a messuage and a carucate of land 
called ' le Wyk,' in Douneameneye, which are the aforesaid tenements, it 
is said, after the death of Thomas de Weston, now deceased, who held 
them for life with reversion to the king, yet, because it is alleged on the 
earl's behalf that that grant proceeded against common law when those 
lands came into the royal hands by forfeiture, which, if they are given, 
ought to be held by the same services as before they came into the king's 
hand, and it has not been decided whether the custody pertain to the earl 
or to the king, the king permits the earl to have the custody of the said 
manor and lands, until William's heir shall come of age, together with the 
issues thereof. By K, and C. 

May 18. Mandate to the treasurer and barons of the exchequer to discharge John 

Westminster, ^q Gynewell, the king's clerk, and John de Holte, to whom the king 

lately committed the custody of the manor of Dounameneye so that they 

should answer for the issues thereof at the exchequer, of the said issues 

and of rendering account for the same. 

May 26. To John de Alveton, escheator in co. Berks, Order to amove the king's 

Westminster, hand from an acre of land and a path of the abbot of Cirencestre in 
Shryvenham, and not to intermeddle further therewith, restoring the 
issues thereof, as the king ordered the escheator to certify why he had 
taken the premises into the king's hand, and he returned that he had so 
taken an acre of the abbot in Shryvenham because he found by inquisition 
of office that the abbot appropriated that acre annexed to his house, to 
himself and his house, of John de Wylynton, after the publication of the 
statute of mortmain, without obtaining the king's licence, upon which he 
raised a part of his grange, and he had taken the abbot's path because it 
was found by the same inquisition that the abbot appropriated that path to 
himself and his house after the said statute, of Ralph de Wylynton, 
without licence, and the abbot afterwards besought the king to order his 
hand to be amoved, as the said acre is a way contiguous to the abbot's 
house in the town of Shryvenham, which Reginald de Albo Monasterio 
lately granted by charter long before the said statute, by certain bounds, to 
God, St. Mary and the church of Shryvenham, in frank almoin, and which 
the abbots have held by the same bounds, from the time of that grant 
without acquiring them of John or any other, or levying any grange or 
part thereupon, and that the path is of the soil of Ralph de Wylynton and 
not of the abbot, and the abbot does not vindicate any property therein 
except that he and his men claim to cross and return by that path as they 
have always been accustomed to do, and the king ordered the escheator 
to take an inquisition upon the matter, by which it is found that the said 
acre is contiguous to the abbot's house in Shry\'enham, to a way which 
Reginald de Albo IMonasterio granted to that church by charter long before 
the said statute, in frank almoin, and the abbots have held it bythe same 
bounds from the time of that grant, and that they never acquired it of 
John de Wilynton or built any grange thereon and that the said path is of 
the soil of Ralph de Wilynton and not of the abbot's soil, and the abbot 
cannot vindicate any property therein except that he and his predecessors 
can cross and return thereby, and chat the acre and path are held of the 
earl of Salisbury in frank almoin. 



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1340. 

July 1. 

roichL'^tir. 



Membrane 1 — cont. 

To Thomas de Swynford, esebeator in cos. I'.cdfoifl and Rnckinf^ham. 
Order to delivei- to John de Caterham and William Croyscr, attoiuoys of 
]\Iaster John de Otlbrd, all the issues of the lands which belonged to 
Thomas de Pabenham, tenant in chief, which are in the king's hand by 
reason of the minority of Thomas's heir, as the king has granted the 
custody of those lands to Master John, to hold with all the things pertain- 
ing thereto, until the said heir shall come of age, rendering to the king 
the true value of those lands, as others have wished to give. 



MEMBIiANE 2G(I. 

Jan. 26. John Gernoun, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Godfrey Foljaumbe 

VVej^tmiiK^ter. HOZ. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. 
Essex. 

John Isendyk, citizen and draper of London, John Bretyn and John 
Malewayn acknowledge that they owe to John de Freston and Ralph de 
Hemenhale 100 marks ; to be levied etc. in the city of London. 

Enrolment of release by Nicholas son of Robert son of Peter de Magna 
Lymbergh to Geoft'rey de Tborcsby of all his right and claim in the manor 
of Severby, to wit in all lands, rents and services which Geoffrey holds in 
the town of Severby. Witnesses : John de Bewmeys of Great Lymbergh, 
Robert jMaraysse of the same, Richard son of Adam of the same, Stephen 
son of ]\Iartin of the same, James atte Begke of Netiltun. Dated at 
Great Lymbergh, on Sunday after Epiphany, 1845, 19 Edward III. 

Menioramhim that Nicholas came into chancery at Westminster on 
27 January, and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

William de Melchebourn, Thomas de Swanlond and Walter de Chiriton 
acknov/ledge that they owe to John de Pulteneye, knight, 633Z. 6s. 8(/. ; to 
be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels in co. Essex. 

Cancelled on payment. 

To the sheriff of York. Order to supersede the exigents against Hugh 
de Ulseby, who is indicted before William Scot and his fellows, justices 
appointed to hold pleas before the king, for divers trespasses against the 
king, and is placed in that county to be outlav/ed, as he is attendant upon 
certain aifairs with which he is specially charged by the king, and he has 
found the following mainpernors, to wit, John Malewayn and Robert de 
Denton of the city of London, Robert de Halsham of co. Sussex and 
Thomas de Egmanton of co. York, who have undertaken to have him 
before the king on the quinzaine of Easter next, to answer for his trespasses 
and to receive what the king's court shall determine. By K. 

Feb. 9. Walter de Chiriton, merchant and citizen of London, acknowledges that 

Westminster, he owes to Richard Chancier, citizen and vintner of London, 420/. ; to be 
levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in the city of 
London. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Feb. 7. John Lovel of Tychemersh, knight, acknowledges that he owes to 

Langley. Edward, prince of Wales, 181. 6s. 8d. ; to be levied etc. in co. Oxford. 

Feb. 9. Thomas son of Henry Bidyk of Fynchesle acknowledges that he owes to 

Westminster. John archbishop of Canterbury 40Z. ; to be levied etc. in co. Middlesex. 

Cancelled on iJayment, acknowledrjed by Robert, bishop of Chichester, executor 
of the archbishop's icill. 



Jan. 31. 
Westminster. 



Jan. 28. 
Westminster. 



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1346. 



Feb. 16. 

Westminster. 



Feb. 18. 
Westminster. 



Feb. 10. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 2Gd — cont. 

Enrolment of release by John son of Philip de Pavely to Sir John do 
Pulteneye, knight, Margaret his wife and William their son, of all his right 
and claim in the manor which they hold in the town of Pulteneye of the 
gift and enfeoffment of Master John de Clipstou, rector of the church of 
St. Mary, Maydewell. Witnesses : Richard Lacer, then mayor of*London, 
John de Gloucestr[ia] and Edmund de Hemenhale, then sheriffs of London, 
Henry Darcy, Eoger de Depham, John de Causton, William Curteys 
Dated at London on 13 February, 20 Edward III. 

Meiuorandiun that John son of Philip de Pavely came into chancery at 
Westminster on 13 February and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Thomas Gary and John Turbervill of Kyngesliere acknowledge that they 
owe to Peter de Bello Campo and William de Burgh, clerk, 100 marks ; to 
be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels in co. Dorset. 

Cancelled on patpnoit, acknoided(je(} hij Williaui. 

Richard Spynk of Norwich and Adam de Tetteburn of Welles acknowledge 
that they owe to John de Staunton 40^. ; to be levied etc. in co. Norfolk. 

Enrolment of indenture made between Richard Spynk of Norwich and 
Adam de Tetteburn of Welles, of the one part, and John de Staunton of the 
other part, testifying that whereas Richard and Adam are bound to John in 
40L by the preceding recognisance, John grants that if Henry le Monier 
son of Collard le Monier of Amyas come to the city of Canterbury on the 
octaves of Michaelmas next and render himself to prison to remain in the 
same state in which he is at the making of these presents, then the 
recognisance shall be null, but if not, if Henry is alive, then it shall remain 
in force. Dated on 16 February, 20 Edward III. French. 

Memorandum that Richard, Adam and John came into chancery on 16 
February and acknowledged the preceding indenture. 

To the mayor and aldermen of the city of London for the present or the 
future. Order to cause all women of ill-fame dwelling in the west lane or 
in houses adjoining the place of the prior and brethren of the Carmelites, 
London, to be amoved from those places, without delay, whenever they are 
requested by the prior and brethren, forbidding all lords of houses and places 
in that lane or elsewhere to take such women to those houses in future, as 
the prior and brethren have besought the king to cause those women to be 
amoved, as Edward I gave them a place in Fletestrete, London, which 
they now inhabit, and women of ill-fame have now been dwelling near 
there for some time, whereby the brethren are much hindered, through the 
clamour of men going to those women by night and day, from celebrating 
divine service according to the wish of Edward I. Et erat patens. 

To the justices of the Bench. Whereas the sheriff of Buckingham was 
lately ordered by the king's writ to attach Master John de Lynchelade, so 
that he should have him before the king on a day now past, to answer 
why he had presumed to enter the church of Lotegarssale by force and 
arms, contrary to the ordinance, and John is placed in exigent iii that 
county, to be outlawed, because he did not come before the justices to 
answer upon the premises, whereupon he has besought the king to provide 
for his indemnity, as he has not done or attempted anything contrary to 
the ordinance or to the king's prejudice, and because the writ emanated 
without the king's knowledge, and the ordinance or decree has not been 
confirmed or approved by him or his council : the king orders the justices 
to supersede the execution of the said order and of the exigents against 
John, directing the sheriff' to supersede the exigents. By K. and C. 



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T o 1 ,. Mi'inbrane 26'/ — coiU. 

io4:b. 

Feb. 23. Walter de Hunlegh, the king's serjeant at arms, acknowledges that he 

WesiminBter. owes to Akin do Venyse, clerk, 201. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
his lands and chattels in co. Dorset. 

( 'aitielldl iiH p(u/iiir)it. 

• 

Fob. 22. Simon de Barlynges, vicar of Hormodesworth church, acknowledges that 

Westminster, he owcs to John de Cotyngton, clerk, 20s. ; to be levied, in default of 

payment, of his lands and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in co. Middlesex. 

Feb. 19. Walter de Chiriton, of London, merchant, acknowledges that he owes to 

Westminster. Richard de Stonleye 8H marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in the city of London. 

Feb. 16. To the sheriff of Norfolk. Order to supersede the taking of William de 

Westminster. Averenges, clerk, by a mainprise, as Adam de Reveshale impleads him and 
Himon Ic Gray before the justices of the Bench to render account to him 
for the time when they were receivers of his money, and because the sheriff 
returned before those justices on the quinzaine of Hilary last that William 
and Simon were not found and had nothing whereby they could be attached 
the king ordered the sheriff' by writ de jioUrio to take them and keep them 
in prison, so that he should have them before the justices three weeks from 
Easter next to answer Adam for his account, wherefore the sheriff' intends 
to take William and imprison him until the said day, whereupon William 
has besought the king to provide for his indemnity, as he is ready to stand 
to right in all things and to answer Adam for his account, and William has 
found in chancery John de Langeton, Robert de Elm, W^illiam de Hare- 
well and Peter de Wyghton, of co. York, his mainpernors, who have under- 
taken to have him before the justices on the said day to answer Adam and 
further to do and receive what the king's court shall determine. 



Jan. 31. 
Langley. 



Jan. 31. 

Leicester. 



MEMBRANE 25d. 

Thomas Dreu acknowledges that he owes to Richard de Suthorp, clerk, 
14.S-. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. 
Wilts. 

To Th. bishop of Durham. The burgomasters, echevins and consuls of 
Bruges haxe shown the king by their letters that certain men of Hertilpole, 
in the bishop's liberty of Durham, took a ship of Walter Sunibbel, burgess 
of Lescluse in Flanders, laden with wool of Scotland of certain of his fellow 
burgesses, coketted at Edenburgh, in the port of Liet, and the men therein 
being killed, took the ship and wool to Hertilpole, and there unladed the ship 
and did their will with the wool : the king therefore orders the bishop to 
view the said letters which he sends under the privy seal, and to cause the 
complement of justice to be done to the men named therein upon the 
restitution of the ship and wool or of the value thereof, compelling those 
who detain them to make restitution, so that the king or his subjects may 
not incur any damage by his default or the king be obliged to take his 
liberty for that cause. 

Enrolment of grant by Richard Serjaunt of Risebergh to Matthew 
Palmere of London of all the estate which he had in that tenement with 
the chambers built thereupon and with all the things which he and 
Matthew jointly held in the parish of St. Martin in the Vintry, London, of 
the gift and enfeoft'ment of Henry Palmere, citizen and vintner of London, 
and of Agnes his wife, Matthew's father and mother, and he has 



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Membrane 26(1 — cant. 



released to Matthew all his right and claim in that tenement. Witnesses : 
John Gisors, William Clapitus, Henry Vanner, John Vynch, John Hardel, 
William Corouner, Nicholas de Harwedon, clerk. Dated at London on 
Thursday the feast of the Purification, 20 Edward III. 

Meiiiormubiiii. that Richard came into chancery at Westminster on 
3 February and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Feb. i. John Darcy le fitz, Nicholas Gower and William de Fyncheden 

Laugley. acknowledge that they owe to Roger de Novo Mercato, knight, 100 marks ; 
to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels in co. York. 
Cancelled on payvumt. 

Adam Trenchefyle of Little Shelford acknowledges that he owes to 
Simon de Brunne 4Z. ; to be levied etc. in co. Cambridge. 
Cancelled on payiiiott. 

Thomas de Ferrariis, knight, acknowledges that he owes to John de 
Eston, clerk, SI. ; to be levied etc. in co. Northampton. 
Cancelled on jiai/>iu'iit. 

Enrolment of indenture made between the king and Percival de Porche 
of Luk, master and worker of the king's money, testifying that the master 
will make ' mailles ' and ferlings of the alloy of the old sterlings, and will 
enter in the book of the ' mailles ' of the weight of the standard of the Tower 
of Loudon 23.S. 3d. by number, and the king shall have 6'/. by weight for 
his seigneurage on each pound of the 'mailles,' and the master shall have 
11^^. on each pound for his work and all costs, and 23.s. 6(/. shall enter into 
the pound of ferlings of the weight of the said standard, and the king shall 
have Gd. on each pound for his seigneurage, and the master ISd. on each 
pound for his work and costs, and the merchants shall have the remainder, 
so that the merchants who take plate to the exchanges to the amount of 
1001. shall only have 101. of the ferlings, and all points contained in the 
first indenture between the king and Percival shall remain in force. 
Dated at Westminster on 4 November. French. By bill of the treasurer. 
[Faidera.] 

John fitz Wauter lord of Wodham puts in his place Richard de Erle- 

thop, clerk, to prosecute the execution of a recognisance for 2001. made to 

him in chancery by John de Coueleye, parson of Horkesleye church. 

Alan Gille of London, cornmonger, puts in his place William de 

Tikhull, clerk, to prosecute the execution of a recognisance for QOl. made 

to him in chancery by Henry le Wyse of Pritelwell. 

William fitz Waryn puts in his place John de Codyngton, clerk, to 

_____ prosecute the execution of a recognisance for 121. 6s-. 8c/. made to him in 

chancery by John de Insula of Burghle. 

Enrolment of grant by John de Clipston, rector of St. Mary's church, 
Maydewelle to Sir John de Pulteneye, knight, and Margaret his wife, and 
to Wilham their son, of his manor of Pulteneye, co. Leicester, with all its 
appurtenances which he had of the gift and enfeoft'ment of John de Pavely, 
to hold for themselves and the heirs of Wilham's body, with remainder in 
default to the right heirs of Sir John de Pulteneye. Witnesses : Ralph de 
Stanlowe, Richard de Egebaston, knights, Philip Purfrey, William Owayn, 
Nicholas Luceles, Adam de Assheby of Pulteneye, Thomas Payn of Kene- 
lyngworth. Dated at Pulteneye on 1 February, 20 Edward HI. 

Metiwranduiii that John de Clipston came into chancery at Westminster 
on 13 February and acknowledged the preceding deed. 



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1346. 

Feb. 11. 
Westrainiiter. 



Fob. 13. 
Westminster. 



Feb. 18. 
Tilbury. 

Feb. 17. 
Tilbiuy. 



Membrane 25d — cont. 

To William Scot and his fellows, justices appointed to hold pleas before 
the king. Philip, son and heir of Philip lo Despenser, has shown the king 
by his petition before him and his council, that whereas a plea has long 
been pending before the king between him and Queen Philippa and the said 
Philip, concerning the manor of Parlyngton, co. York, which Hugh le 
Despenser the father, late the lord of that manor, gave to Philip his son to 
hold for himself and the heirs of his body, by reason of which grant the 
said Philip, father of Philip the demandant, died seised of the manor, after 
which Hugh re-entered the manor and demised it to John de Croumbwell, 
to hold for life, the bailiflt's of Queen Philippa, pretending that the manor 
is held of the honour of Pontefract then in her hand, seized it into the 
queen's hand, and although Philip, because the charter of gift was eloigned 
in the prosecution of Hugh, among his other memoranda, offered to verify 
the gift and possession according to the law and custom of the realm, before 
those justices, yet they have hitherto refused to admit that verification, 
whereupon Philip has besought the king to provide a remedy ; the king 
therefore orders the justices to view the process held before them thereupon, 
and if they find that Philip wishes to prove the said gift and possession 
' before them then to admit him to such verification and to receive the same, 
notwithstanding that he has not shown the deed of gift before them, provided 
that they do not proceed to render judgment without consulting the king. 

By p.s. 

William de Melchebourn, Walter de Chiriton and Thomas de Swanlond 
acknowledge that they owe to William Clapitus, citizen and vintner of 
London, and to Henry del Strete 1,0271. 6.v. 8f/. ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of their lands and chattels in co. Essex. 

Herman Skippere, citizen and merchant of London, acknowledges that 
he owes to Robert atte Brome, clerk, 501. ; to be levied etc. in the city of 
London. 

John de Pitte, parson of St. Dominic church, diocese of Exeter, and 
William de Medewill aclcnowledge that they owe to John de Watenhull, 
clerk, lOOs. ; to be levied etc. in co. Devon. 

Cancelled on payment. 



Jan. 27. 
Westminster. 



Feb. 1. 

Langley. 



MEMBEANE 24f/. 

To the sheriff of Norfolk and Suffolk. Order to cause proclamation to 
be made that all who have taken falcons and goshawks bearing hooks 
{reiticellas) and jesses shall bring them to the sheriff, to be delivered to 
him by indenture, and kept safely until the king has ordered them to be 
delivered to those who claim them, and he shall cause all those found 
detaining such falcons after the proclamation to be taken and kept safely 
until further order. By K. 

[Fcedern.] 

The like to the sheriffs of fourteen other counties. [Ibid.] 

Nicholas le Ferrour of Bedeford acknowledges that he owes to Roger le 
Ferrour of Bedeford, clerk, '201. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
his lands and chattels in co. Bedford. 

Enrolment of agreements made between the king and Henry Pycard and 
other merchants his fellows, testifying that those merchants have under- 
taken to lend the king 20,000 marks in aid of his great needs, to be paid 



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41 



t346. 



Feb. 12. 
Westminster. 



Feb. 14. 

Westminster. 



Feb. 17. 
Westminster, 



Membrane 24rf — cont. 

10,000 marks at London on Sunday in Mid Lent, and 10,000 marks at 
Brugges in Flanders three weeks from Easter following, to be made in 
sterlings or in florins de lescii for iO<l. of the sterlings, and for this loan the 
king has granted that those merchants shall have allowance of the 10,000Z. 
of the debts due by him, by letters patent and bills of the wardrobe, and 
they shall make restitution to him of those letters and bills containing that 
sum, and the king wishes them to take 20v. of the subsidy on each sack of 
wool passing out of the realm, until they are fully served, and in case the 
passage is forbidden the king grants that they may nevertheless pass their 
own wool, taking rebate of the custom on that wool as a part payment of 
the said 35,000 marks, and for security the great crown shall be delivered 
to them at the first payment to be placed in surety in some certain place in 
England, under the view and seal of one of the king's council, until the 
merchants are paid, and so soon as they are served they are bound to 
restore that crown to the king, and if the merchants be not paid in the 
form aforesaid, the king grants that they shall not be hindered from his 
said crown. Dated at Westminster on 2b January, 20 Edward III. 
French. [Fa-dera, where wrongly dated 18 January.] 

John de Cornubia acknowledges that he owes to William de la Pole, 
knight, the elder, 20^ ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in co. Worcester. 

John Charteneye, citizen of London, acknowledges that he owes to 
William de Tillebery 1001. ; to be levied etc. in the city of London. 
Cancelled on payment. 

John de Wolverton acknowledges that he owes to John de Chastiloun, 
late parson of Northfeld church, 80 marks ; to be levied etc. in co. 
Buckingham. 

Enrolment of general release by Thomas de Haselshawe, brother of 
Master Thomas de Haselshawe, rector of Chiw church, to Ralph bishop of 
Bath and Wells ; saving his action for his lands and the goods and chattels 
which belonged to him in the manor of Cherde in the 15th year of the 
reign, which he claims against the said bishop and his ministers. Dated 
at Lambhith on 12 February, 20 Edward III. 

Memorandum that Thomas came into chancery at Westminster on 
15 February and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Enrolment of deed testifying that whereas Thomas de Haselshawe 
brother of Master Thomas de Haselshawe, rector of Chiw church, 
impleaded before the justices of the Bench Masters John de Middelton and 
Stephen Trippe, late commissary of the bishop of Bath and Wells, because 
they had sued a lolea in the Court Christian against the king's prohibition 
to damages of 5001. as fully appears in the record and process held there- 
upon, Thomas has released John and Stephen of all actions by reason of 
the inquisition taken thereupon and of the said 500Z. Dated at Lambhith 
on 12 February, 20 Edward III. 

Memorandzcm that Thomas came into chancery at Westminster on 15 
February and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

John son of Robert le Vyneter of ]\Iaydencstan acknowledges that he 
owes to the prior of Rochester 151. ; to be levied, in default of payment, 
of his lands and chattels in co. Kent. 

Enrolment of general release by Giles Naas, merchant of Gaunt in 
Flanders, to Maurice Turgis, citizen and draper of London, John his son, 



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1346. 



Jan. 28. 
Westminster. 



March 1. 
Mortlake. 



March 2. 

Mortlake. 



Mniihranc 24'/ — coitt. 

Andrew Turk, citizen an<l fishmonger of London, Nicholas de Swanlond of 
London, draper, Walter de Alegate, citizen and goldsmith of London, and 
John Poterel and Thomas Turgis, drapers of London. For greater security 
he has obtained the seal of the mayoralty of London to be affixed to these 
presents. Dated at London on 15 February, 1845, 20 Edward III. 

Meinoraii(li(iii that Giles came into chancery on 17 February and acknow- 
ledged the preceding deed. 

To Thomas de Ferrariis, keeper of the islands of Gerneseye, Jereseie, 
Serk and Aureneye or to him who supplies his place. Sannatus Dargelos, 
master of a shi^ called ' la Scintc Marie ' of Fontarabia of Spain has besought 
the king to order restitution to be made to him, as he came with his ship, 
laden with the wine of certain of the king's enemies of Normandy, to the parts 
of Normandy near the island of Gereseye, and certain men at arms and others 
of the munition of Cornet castle in that island attacked that ship by night, 
the master and mariners thereof fleeing in a boat for fear of death, and 
they took the ship with the wine and goods therein to the said castle and 
there detain them under arrest ; the king, in consideration of his alliance 
with the king of Spain, orders the keeper to view the bills of lading of that 
ship and retaining in the king's hand the wdne of the men of Normandy 
and paying to the master of the ship 3 pipes of wine for the freight, to 
restore to the master and mariners the said ship and the other things 
therein, and to cause proclamation to be made in those islands that none of 
the king's subjects shall do any harm to the subjects of the said king, 
upon pain of forfeiture, but shall treat them kindly. By K. and C. 

Enrolment of release by John son of John le Hierde of Reinham, the 
younger, to John Bakere, warrener of Westthnrrok, of all his right and 
claim in a messuage with all the building thereupon, a croft of land 
adjacent and its other appurtenances in the town of Westthurrok which 
John Bakere has of the grant of John le Hierde the father and Amicia 
his wife the mother of the said John le Hierde, and the messuage with the 
croft is situate in length between the messuage of the vicar of Westthurrok 
towards the east and the common way leading to the church of 
Westthurrok on the west, and in breadth between the marsh of Sir 
William de Wauton, knight, on the south, and the messuage of John le 
Yonge and the messuage of John Vineter on the north. Witnesses : Sir 
William de Wauton, knight, Benedict de Ditton, William de Tendring, 
John de Spaldyng, the elder, John de Spaldyng, the younger, John the 
smith {fahro), Bartholomew Hubert. Dated at London on 21 February, 
20 Edward III. 

Memoranchim that John son of John le Hierde came into chancery at 
Westminster on 22 February and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

William Payn of London, 'fuyster,' the elder, acknowledges that he 
owes to William de Pertenhale, citizen of London, 40Z. ; to be levied, in 
default of payment, of his lands and chattels in the city of London. 

John de Swanlond of London acknowledges that he owes to Henry de 
Wynwyk, parson of Walsokiie church, 6Z. ; to be levied etc. in the city of 
London. 



Feb. 18. 

Tilbury. 



MEMBRANE 23 rf. 

William Vaughan, knight, acknowledges that he owes to John Chnrteney, 
citizen and merchant of London, 1001. ; to be le\'ied etc. in co. Essex. 
Cancelled on payment. 



20 EDWARD III.— Part 1. 43 



lo^g Membrane 2d(l — co7it. 

The same William Vaughan acknowledges that he owes to the said 
John Charteney, 15^. ; to be levied etc. in co. Middlesex. 
Cancelled on payment. 

Enrolment of deed testifying that whereas William brother and heir of 
John de Tillebury granted the reversion of' the manor of Westillebury, 
CO. Essex, except the advowson of the church thereof and 148 acres of 
land, 12 acres of meadow and 80 acres of pasture in Dongeselle, 40 acres 
of pasture in Chiltingdich and 40.s. rent in Chiltingdich and Dongeselle to 
John Charteney, merchant and citizen of London, by a fine levied in the 
king's court on the octaves of the Purification 20 Edward III, after the 
death of Joan wife of William Vagham, knight, which manor William 
Vaugham and Joan his wife hold for Joan's life, John grants that the said 
manor with the exceptions aforesaid shall remain to Thomas de Webbeleye. 
Dated at Fotescraye on Saturday before St. Peter in Cathedra, 
20 Edward III. 

Mehiuraudidii that William came into chancery at Westminster on 
17 February and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

John Howard, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Robert de Ufford, 
earl of Suffolk, 226/. 7s. 8^/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. Norfolk. 

Feb. 20. John Botour of co. Southampton, Gilbert le Pipere, Thomas Quarham 

The Tower of London, John Veillard, Thomas Kempe of co. Wilts, and Robert Bernard 
of Shepeye of co. Kent, acknowledge that they owe to John de Staunton 
of Hereford, merchant, 2501. ; to be levied etc. in co. Southampton. 

Enrolment of grant by Roland Wycford to Robert Wycford of a yearly 
rent of 10 marks to be received of all his lands, rents, villeins and woods in 
Werpesdone and in co. Surrey, except those villeins with their services and 
40-s. rent which he previously gave to Robert in that county. Dated at 
Suthewerk on Wednesday after St. Nicholas the Confessor, 19 Edward III. 
For the greater security of the rent he has placed Robert in seisin of 2^ 
marks thereof. 

2lemurandum that Roland came into chancery at Westminster on 20 
February and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Enrolment of release by Roger son of Ralph de Blakewell of Holbech to 
Master Ralph de Bradflet of Holbech, John Hode of Flete, Master John de 
Tydd and Master John Hamond of Sutton, parson of Betheby church, of all 
his right and claim in all the lands which belonged to Simon Coppyng of 
Holbech, his uncle, in the towns of Holbech and Adyngton or certain other 
towns. Witnesses : Roger del Meres of Kyrketon, John Claymond of the 
same, Robert de Toft, John de Stykeneye and John de Kyrketon, clerk. 
Dated at Flete hergate in Holand on Monday before St. Peter in Cathedra, 
20 Edward III. 

Memorandum that Roger son of Ralph came into chancery at Westminster 
on 21 February, and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Enrolment of release by John Burdoun and Isabel his wife to the prior 
and canons of St. Leonard, Bresete, of all their right and claim in the 
manor of Great Bresete. Witnesses : Sir John de Pulteney, Sir Robert 
de Wachesham, Sir Thomas de Holbrok, Sir John Howard, knights, William 
de Dersham, Nicholas Rysyng, John Berughby, William Braundeston, John 
de Boxsted. Dated at Westminster on Wednesday the feast of St. Peter in 
Cathedra, 20 Edward III. 

Memnrandinn that John and Isabel came into chancery on 22 February 
and acknowledged the preceding deed. 



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1346. 



Feb. 18. 
Westminster. 



Feb. 15. 
Westminster. 



Feb. 25. 
Reading. 



Jan. 29. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 28f/ — emit. 

Enrolment of release by Walter son of John Mean, sometime citizen of 
London, to Margaret his mother, late the wife of the said John Mean of his 
right and claim in all those lands, rents and meadows which she holds 
in the parish of Stebenhethe and in Lokhamme in co. Middlesex and 
in Westhamme, co, Essex, which John and Margaret acquired jointly. 
Witnesses : John de Colewell, Richard Hadlee, Thomas Palefreyman, 
William de Huntingdon, Robert Godefrey. Dated at Stebenhethe on 
Friday after the Purification, 19 Edward III. 

Meiiiorandniii that Walter came into chancery on 22 February and 
acknowledged the preceding deed. 

To William Scot and his fellows, justices appointed to hold pleas before 
the king. Orde^* to supersede until further order the processes against the 
men of Great Yarmouth and the mariners of the shipping of that town by 
reason of any indictments made against them at the king's suit, as they 
are charged by Robert de Ofibrd, earl of Suftblk, admiral of the fleet from 
the mouth of the Thames towards the North, to array all the ships of that 
town, so that they have them ready at Portesmuth in Mid Lent next, 
wherefore they cannot come before the justices to answer the things for 
which they are indicted. By K. 

To the sheriff of Rutland. Order to supersede the exaction for 20 tuns 
of flour of the men of that county, as the king ordered the sheriff to cause 
•10 tuns of wheat flour and 200 quarters of oats to be bought and purveyed, 
but it has been testified before the king and his council by trustworthy 
persons that the men of the county do not suffice to support such a charge 
with the other charges imposed upon them. By C. 

John Malewayn and John Brutyn, citizens and merchants of London, 
acknowledge that they owe to John de Warenna, earl of Surrey and Sussex, 
816Z. 16.S. 8(1. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and 
chattels in the city of London. 



John de Bristoll of Yillyng and Richard de Bristoll his brother 
acknowledge that they owe to John de Ikelyngham of London, tailor, 40^. ; 
to be levied etc. in co. Middlesex. 

To the mayor and bailiffs of Dover. Order to permit brother Geoffrey 
Chabok, monk of the abbey of Angers, who is about to set out to parts 
beyond the sea, by the king's licence, by the order of the abbot, his superior, 
to cross from that port with his reasonable expenses in gold, provided that 
he do not take with him bulls, letters or other things prejudicial to the king, 
or any apportum, contrary to the statutes. 



MEMBBANE 22(h 

Feb. 12. To Ralph bishop of Bath and Wells. Request to lend the king 1,000 marks 

Westminster, and to send the money to London to be delivered to the treasurer there, 
and upon that livery the king will give him sufficient surety for payment 
and will be gracious to him in his affairs in the future, and he shall certify 
the king of what he will do by the bearer of these presents, as by the 
advice of the magnates and the council the king purposes soon to cross the 
sea with as much power as possible for the defence of the realm, and to 
arrest the malice of his adversary of France who endeavours to inflict 
damage on the realm, for which passage the king is bound to incur excessive 
costs and expenses, and as the aids granted by the clergy and by the 



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45 



1346. 



Feb. 27. 
iVestminster. 



]\Iarch 6. 

iVestminster. 



March 7. 

Westminster. 



March 7. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 22(1 — cont. 

community of the reahu have not yet come, the king must receive aid in the 
mean time by way of loan and chevance, and he considers that the bishop 
and all other subjects are bound to help in such need, to the utmost of 
their power, as it touches the common profit, estate and safety of the 
realm. French. [Ftcilera, aildin;/ the abbot of Gloucester for 200 marks, 
and readimi Master Reymond Pelegrym for Master Reymund Polegryn, 
Master Richard de Thistelden fi)r Master Richard de Thiselden, Sir John 
le Leche for Sir John de Leche, and Master Richard de Thormarton for 
Master Richard de Thermerton.] 

The like to eight other bishops, thirty-six abbots, nine priors, and to 
thirty-seven others. [Ihid.] 

To J. archbishop of Canterbury. Request for his prayers for the king's 
success over his adversaries, and to cause masses to be celebrated, preach- 
ings and processions to be made and other works of piety exercised to the 
same end, as he knows how the king was harassed by the wars and hoped 
for peace from the truce made in Britanny through the pope's mediation, 
but Philip de Valesio has notoriously violated the truce, wherefore the king 
is compelled to renew the war, and he is preparing to cross the sea to 
obtain quiet for himself and his subjects, [llnd.'] 

Enrolment of release by Alexander son of Thomas Boteler of Lincoln to 
William Fraunke, knight, of his right and claim in all the lands, rents and 
services which William holds of the inheritance of the said Thomas in 
Lincoln, by the king's demise. Dated at Lincoln on Monday after St. 
Matthew the Apostle, 20 Edward III. 

MemorandiDu that Alexander came into chancery on 1 March and 
acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Roger Daungervill, knight, acknowledges that 'he owes to Robert de 
Sadyngnton, knight, 201. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in co. Leicester. 

Enrolment of release by John de Kryel, knight, to William Clapitus, 
citizen and vintner of London, and to Joan his wife and her heirs, of all 
his right and claim in the manor of Skoteneye, co. Kent. Witnesses : Sir 
Geoffrey de Say, Sir John de Pulteneye, Sir William de Septvanz, knights, 
Thomas Skapp, Henry Vynch, Theobald de Hope, Hugh Colbrond of co. 
Kent, Walter Turk, Thomas Gisors, John Fynch, John Beauflour, Henry 
le Vannere, John de Stodeye. Dated at London on the first Sunday in 
Lent, 20 Edward III. 

Memoranditiii that John Kryel came into chancery at Westminster on 
7 May and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

John son of Simon de Swanlond, knight, acknowledges that he owes to 
John de Swanlond of London, and Maud his wife, lOZ. ; to be levied, in 
default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Hertford. 

William son of Simon de Swanlond, knight, acknowledges that he owes 
to John de Swanlond of London, and Maud his wife, lOZ.; to be levied etc. 
in the city of London. 

To the mayor and sheriffs of London. Order to permit a ship called 
' la Jouette del Hope ' of the Thames, whereof John Gerard is master, to 
cross from that port to parts beyond the sea, taking security from him that 
he will bring it back to the port of London ready for the king's service, 
within a month from the time when he leaves the port, as the king gave 
licence to the prior of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem in England 



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TQ4g Menihranc 22tl — cont. 

and to brother John Pavely and two other brethren of that Hospital, that 
they might cross to parts beyond with their horses, household and 
equipments and to stay there until Whitsuntide for affairs touching that 
Hospital, provided that they take no apportiun with them, except their 
reasonable expenses, and the prior has hired that ship for his passage, 
which ship is arrested for the king's service. 

March 12. Brother Philip de Thame, prior of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem 

The Towor. in England, acknowledges for himself and the brethren of that Hospital 

that they owe to William de Langeford, knight, and to John de Dyngcle, 

clerk, 500/.; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels 

and ecclesiastical goods in co. Middlesex. 

Cancelled un imyment. 

March 14. Hugh de Rothewell, parson of a moiety of Isham church, acknowledges 
Wi"8tminster. that he owes to William de Pokyngton, parson of Tykencote church, 100/.; 

to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels and ecclesiastical 

goods in CO. Northampton. 



Membrane 21d. 

Feb. 12. To J. archbishop of Canterbury. Order to warn all aliens beneficed in 

Westminster, his diocese and resident or staying there, and all proctors, fermors and 
bailiffs of aliens beneficed in the diocese and not residing there, w^hose 
benefices have not hitherto been taken into the king's hand, to be before 
the king and his council at London, upon pain of forfeiture, on Monday in 
the first week of Lent next, to treat with the king and council upon things 
touching the defence of the realm, and to inform them of things which will 
be then set forth, and the archbishop shall certify the kmg in chancery of 
the names of those so warned, as the king wishes to have a conference 
upon such things with such aliens and their proctors, fermors and bailiflt's. 

By K. 
The like to the following, to wit : — 

The bishop of London 

The bishop of Chichester 

The bishop of Bath and Wells 

The bishop of Salisbury 

The bishop of Rochester 

The bishop of Norwich 

The bishop of Lincoln 

The bishop of Hereford 

The bishop of Worcester 

The bishop of Ely 

The bishop of Coventy and Lichfield 

William de Edyngton, elect of Winchester 

The like to the following bishops tawarn such aliens etc. to be at London 
on Friday in the first week of Lent, to w^it : — 
The archbishop of York. 
The bishop of Durham. 
The bishop of Carlisle. 
The bishop of Exeter. 

The guardian of the spirituality of the bishopric of St. Asaph. 
The bishop of Llandaft'. 
The bishop of St. Davids. 
The bishop of Bangor. 



for the same day. 



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47 



1346. 



Feb. 25. 
Westminster. 



March 1. 

Westiningter. 



Feb. 26. 

Weatminster. 



for the same Monday in the 
first week of Lent. 



Membrane 21(/ — cont. 

To the sheriff of Southampton. Like order upon pain of forfeiture to 
warn all such aliens and their proctors, fennors and bailiffs to be before the 
king and his council to treat as aforesaid, on the said Monday, and he shall 
certify the king in chancery of the names of those whom he so warns. 

ByK. 
The like to the following sheriffs, to wit : — 

The sheriff" of Somerset and Dorset 

The sheriff of Wilts 

The sheriff" of Oxford and Berks 

The sheriff" of Worcester 

The sheriff" of Gloucester 

The sheriff" of Kent 

The sheriff" of Surrey and Sussex. 

The sheriff of Essex 

The sheriff of Hertford 

The sheriff" of Middlesex 

The sheriffs of London 

The sheriff of Norfolk and Suffolk 

The sheriff' of Cambridge and Hunting- 
don 

The sheriff of Northampton 

The sheriff" of Bedford and Buckingham 

The sheriff of Warwick 

The sheriff' of Leicester 

The sheriff of Salop 

The sheriff of Stafford 

The sheriff of Lincoln 

The sheriff of Rutland 

The sheriff" of Hereford 

The sheriff of Nottingham and Derby 

The sheriff of York 

The sheriff" of Cumberland 

The sheriff" of Westmorland 

The sheriff of Northumberland 

The sheriff' of Lancaster 

The sheriff' of Devon 

The sheriff' of Cornwall 

Thomas de Ryngestede acknowledges that he owes to Master John de 
Off"ord, dean of Lincoln, 20 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
his lands and chattels in co. Northampton. 

Cancelled on jicti/inent. 

Enrolment of release by Robert de Inneworth, chaplain, to Sir John 
Rust, vicar of Iseldon church of all actions by reason of any felony or 
trespass. Dated at London on 26 February, 20 Edward IIL 

Memorandum that Robert came into chancery at Westminster on 
26 February and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Simon de Craye, citizen of London, and John le Clerk of Hese, of co. 
Kent, acknowledge that they owe to Stephen de Bassyngbourn, knight, 
2001. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels in 
CO. Kent. 

To the sheriff of Surrey and Sussex. Order to cause William son and 
heir of Thomas de Wyntereshull, tenant in chief, a minor whose marriage 
pertains to the king, to be taken and brought to London, to be delivered to 
the chancellor and treasurer there, to do with him what shall be ordained 
by the king and his council. By K. 



for Friday in the first week 
of Lent. 



48 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1346. 



March 10. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 21fi — cont. 

Enrolment of grant by Adam de Egglesfeld to Sir Thomas de Pardis- 
howe, parson of Wyncwyk church, and to Richard de Hoton Roef, of a 
yearly rent of 20^ to 1)3 received of all his lands in \lnebourgh and 
Alnebanke, co. Cumberland, the first term beginning at Whitsuntide next, 
and he has paid 40s-. to them in part payment of the 10/. for that term to 
place them in full seisin of that rent. Witnesses : Sir Gervase de Welford, 
Sir Robert de Egglesfeld, Sir William de Newenham, Sir John de Clifton, 
Sir John de Trent, clerks, John Knyvet, Thomas de Ingleby, Thomas de 
Sandeford, Stephen de Menbourgh, Thomas de 4ppelby. Dated at London 
on 1 March, 20 Edward IIL 

Meniorau'luiii that Adam came into chancery at London on 1 March and 
acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Nicholas de Falle, clerk, one of the executors of the will of Henry de 
Burgherssh, late bishop of Lincoln, puts in his place Robert de Baumburgh, 
clerk, to prosecute the execution of a recognisance for 244L 9s. 'Sil. made to 
him and to John de Hale, clerk, executors of the said will, in chancery, by 
John Tibetot, knight, son and heir of Payn Tibetot. 

Enrolment of indenture testifying that whereas John Bernard of 
St. Albans granted by charter to Roger son of Roger de Luda and to 
Amicia his wife, all that messuage, land, meadow and wood which he had 
of the gift and enfeoffment of the late Walter atte Napelton of Esenden 
in the town of Esenden and all his other lands in that town with their 
appurtenances, it is agreed between the parties that Roger and Amicia and 
Roger's heirs shall pay to John yearly for his life, of the said tenements, 4 
quarters of wheat and 4. quarters of oats, upon condition that if the said 
i-ent is in arrear for a month after any of the terms of payment John may 
distrain in the said lands, in whosesoever hands they may be, and may 
re-enter those tenements and hold them for life, with remainder to Roger 
and Amicia and to Roger's heirs. Witnesses : Stephen de Bassyngbourn 
and Ivlmund de Cornubia, knights, Robert de Holbek, William de Luda, 
Michael de Holewell, Thomas atte Shire, William le Cammill. Dated at 
Esenden on Thursday in the first week of Lent, 20 Edward III. 

Meiiwiamhnn that both John and Roger and Amicia came into chancery 
at Westminster on 9 March and acknowledged the preceding indenture. 

Philip de Thame, prior of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem in 
England, acknowledges for himself and the brethren of that Hospital that 
they owe to Walter Neel, citizen of London, and to John Whythorn, 
chaplain, 800Z. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and 
chattels and ecclesiastical goods in co. Middlesex. 

Cancelled on paijment, achioniedrjed hy John. 



Feb. 12. 

Westminster. 



MEMBRANE 20f/. 

To Richard de Wylughby, William Basset, Simon de Drayton, Thomas 
de Ferariis, Richard de la Pole, Richard de Islep, Simon Pakeman and 
John de Freland. Whereas the king lately appointed them to enquire by 
the oath of lawful men of co. Lancaster what malefactors and disturbers 
of the peace went to Liverpol with banners displayed in a warlike manner 
in the presence of the justices of oyer and terminer appointed in that 
county, and who killed, mutilated and robbed several men there, wounded 
others grievously and hindered the justices from showing justice to those 
complaining before them and who perpetrated other crimes there, and at 



20 EDWARD III.— Part 1. 49 



1346. 



Membrane 20(I—rn7it. 



whose procuration these things were done, and who wittingly received those 
malefactors afterwards or aided and abetted them or who assisted them in 
any way, and to hear and determine the premises according to the law and 
custom of England and the king's commission to them, and afterwards 
the king ordered Richard dc Wylughby by writ to have all the rolls, 
records, processes, indictments and other memoranda for the time when he 
was justice with other lieges to hear and determine divers trespasses and 
excesses committed by the king's ministers and others in that county, 
together with the writs, commissions and other affairs touching the same, 
before the king in chancery on the octaves of Hilary last, so that the king 
might cause farther to be done what should be ordained by the council, 
and although he delivered those indictments etc. in chancery, yet for 
certain causes the king remits to the justices under the half-seal the said 
indictments which are not yet determined, except the indictments of those 
whom the king has pardoned the suit of his peace for their felonies, which 
the king has caused to be withdraAvn from the rolls and which he wishes to 
be determined elsewhere, and all the rolls, records, etc. ordering them to 
inspect these and to proceed to the release of those indicted, according to 
the law and custom of the realm, except of John son of Eichard de Radeclyf, 
Richard son of William de Radeclyf, John de Radeclyf, parson of Bury 
church, Thurstan de Holand of Salfordshire, Henry son of Henry de Bury, 
knight, William son of Robert de Radeclyf, Robert son of John de Legh of 
CO. Chester, William de Heskeyth, knight, John del Holt of Salfordshire, 
and Geoffrey his brother, Roger de Parva Boulton, John de Heton, 
Hugh de Walkeden, Richard called Hudde of Walkeden and Jordan his 
brother, William de Walkeden, Thomas de Strangways, Robert de Workes- 
legh, Gilbert de Suthworth, Matthew de Sutheworth called 'Maykyn,' the 
elder, William de Worthynton, John le Walshe, personsone of Standish, 
William son of Robert de Moston and Robert his brother-, Henry son of 
Adam de Tildeslegh and Hugh his brother, Hugh son of Henry de Tildeslegh, 
Richard de Lanton of Makerfeld, Robert de Hornclyf, John son of Henry 
de Eccleston, Gilbert de Ins brother of Henry de Ins, Henry son of Henry 
de Atherton of Hyndelegh, Hugh son of Adam Culchith, Robert son of 
Hugh del Holt, Henry son of Henry de Shakerslegh, Richard son of Richard 
de Astelegh, clerk, Thomas Latewys, Roger son of William de Shoteles- 
worth, Richard his brother, Henry son of Robert de Pynyngton, Roger 
brother of Hugh de Tettelowe, Robert son of Roger son of Richard de 
Radeclyf, Roger de Harewode of Salfordshire, Roger de Sale, Adam de 
Sale of Leght, Adam son of John de Croft, Ralph and William his brothers, 
John de Chernok, Thomas de Notehowe, John son of John de Bukeden of 
Totyngton, John son of Robert de Faryngton, Robert son of John de 
Clayton of Faryngton, Nicholas Devyas of Samlesbury, Ed[mund] de 
Piilshawe, Thomas de Syngelton son of Gilbert de Syngelton, Thomas 
son of John de Syngelton, John Banastre of Ryblechestre and Thomas 
bis brother, Richard son of Robert de Walton, John Nicol of Brogh- 
ton, Robert de Cattelowe, forester of Rosyndale, Hugh de Perburn of 
Cophull, Hugh le Norreys, Ralph de Hyde, Richard son of Richard 
de Haydok of Hephay, Richard son of Henry de Shotlesworth and 
Henry his brother, Adam le Procuratoiireson, John del Holt of Reved, 
Roger son of John de Knoll, John de Wynkidelegh, William de Shipwal- 
bothum son of Henry del Stok, John son of Robert de Yolstones, Adam 
son of William de Yolstones, John son of Nicholas Langeto of Bouland, 
Laurence son of Richard de Knol, John son of Simon de Blakay, Henry de 
Aghton and Richard his brother, Adam son of Adam de Rousthorn, Roger 
brother of Thomas de Notehogh, John de Notehogh, John son of Robert de 

11483 D 



50 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 

134G. 



Membrane 20'/ — eimt. 



Ilornclyf, Roger son of John de l^ukedon, William de Tonge, parker of 
Mussebary, Jordan de Stretford, Henry brother of John de Grenchalgh, 
Geoffrey son of Roger do Chaderton, Robert son of Jordan de Walkeden, 
Nicholas son of Adam le Taillour of Cophull, Richard son of John de 
Ralshagh and John his brother, John son of William de Hyngelton of Coupe- 
lond, Alan son of Adam le (Irayne, William son of Robert de Yolstones, 
John de Walshawe, Robert son of Adam de Whiteleydale, Geoffrey de 
Rucloye, Peter de Crosselegh, Tlmrstan de Tildesleye son of Richard de 
Tildesleye, Henry son of William son of Nicholas de Preston, Robert 
brother of Hugh le Norreys, Robert son of Geoffrey de Urmeston, Adam 
son of Adam son of Ithell de Ins, Adam Oulebille, Adam sou of Adam del 
Belefeld, W^illiam son of Nicholas del Slak, Robert son of Robert de 
Hornclyf, Thomas de Crosselegh, Hugh son of William de Worthynton, 
Richard de Ingolheved, Thomas de Irlaund of Rughford, Adam Tayt, John 
de Kekewyk, Gilbert Gredle, Owen de Aghton, Thomas de Chaydok, Richard 
son of William de Litster, John son of John le Fevrc of Raveneslache, 
Richard de Lynales, Nicholas del Newohous of Gradale, Nicholas son 
of Adam de Langtaa of Boweland, John de Heton of Salfordshire, 
Richard de Wyndhull, serjeant, John de Radclyf, Thomas son of John de 
Halghton, Richard de Cudworth late sumnor of Salfordshire, Richard son 
of Henry de Tildeslehurst, William son of Robert de Workeslegh, William 
de Stanley of co. Chester, Richard le Fisshere, serjeant, Matthew de 
Sotheworth, Gilbert son of Hugh de Bury, Robert Devesson, Richard 
Carpontar son of Robert son of Stephen de le Hegh. Roger son of Richard 
de Tildeslegh, Henry son of Henry de Birches of Legh, Richard de Haston 
serjeant of Richard de Radclyf, Richard son of Adam Entwisel, Robert son 
of Robert de Hyndelegh, Richard brother of Alan de Par, Thomas son of 
Richard son of Hugh de Burton Wod, William son of Richard de Legh, 
Robert son of Robert de Radclyf late parson of Middelton church, Hugh de 
Tettelowe, Robert son of Jordan de Tettelowe, Thomas son of Gilbert de Ins, 
Robert Lyghtothemosse, John son of Henry de Tildeslehurst, Hugh and 
Adam his brothers, Christopher de Ellershawe, Robert de Yolstones, John 
de Grenehalgh, John son of Henry Banastre of Walton, Roger de Etheleston, 
John Grilly, Adam le Hunte forester of Penhull, Henry del Bothe, John 
brother of William de Yolstones, Elias de Quiteleydale, Richard son of Adam 
de Gradale, Nicholas Travers, 'bokilerplaiere,' Robert de Stokbruggeleye, 
Elias de Boulton, Robert del Bruches, Richard de Wykeshalgh, Richard 
son of Thomas le Perpount, John son of Adam son of Andrew, Richard 
le Tayllouressone de Blakebourn, John son of Henry de Legh and William 
his brother, John son of Matthew de Sotheworth, Thomas son of Gilbert de 
Sotheworth, Henry son of Henry de Workesleye, Robert son of Adam de 
Prestwych, Robert son of Roger de Parva Boulton, William son of Emma 
Penker and Thomas son of Laurence Travers, to whom the king has given 
such pardon. By K. and C. 

Enrolment of grant by Thomas Boteler of Lincoln to William Fraunke, 
knight, of all the lands, rents and services which he has or had by inheritance 
after the death of Alexander Boteler, his father, and of other lands, rents 
and services which he has of his own acquisition in the town of Lincoln 
and the suburb thereof, and release to him of all his right and claim in all 
the said lands, rents and services and in those which William holds of his 
inheritance there, by the king's grant. Dated at Lincoln on Monday after 
the Purification, 20 Edward III. 

Enrolment of grant by Thomas Boteler of Lincoln to William Fraunke, 
knight, of all his moveable goods and chattels wherever they may be found. 
Dated ^t London on Sunday in the first week of Lent, 20 Edward III, 



J 



20 EDWARD III.— Part 1. 



51 



1346. 



March 3. 
Westminster. 



March 2. 
Westminster. 



March 3. 

Westminster. 



March li. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 20(1 — cont. 

Memorcnuhuii that Thomas came into chancery at Westminster on 
5 March and acknowledged the preceding deed and letters. 

John prior of Lewes acknowleges for himself and convent that they owe 
to Robert de Stanhowe, parson of St. Mary's church, Feltwell, and to 
Richard Double, citizen and fishmonger of London, 200Z. ; to be levied, in 
default of payment, of their lands and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in 
CO. Sussex. 

Cancelled on pai/inent. 

Richard Louches of Baldyngdon acknowledges that he owes to William 
de Stratton, citizen of London, 4.01. ; to be levied, in default of payment, 
of his lands and chattels in co. Oxford. — The chancellor received the 
acknowledgment. 

Walter de Chiriton, merchant, acknowledges that he owes to Richard 
Chancier 801. ; to be levied etc. in the city of London. 
Ca)icelled on paijinent. 

Edmund de Coventre acknowledges that he owes to Robert de Barton, 
called 'chaumberleyn,' of co. Southampton, GOl. ; to be levied etc. in the 
city of London. 

Enrolment of grant by Walter son of William son of Walter de Wygan 
to John de Wygan, citizen of London, of all the messuages and lands which 
he now has in the town or territory of Wygan, also of the reversion of a 
messuage there which Mabel late the wife of William son of Walter, his 
mother, holds for life of his inheritance, with reversion to him, for render- 
ing a rose yearly at Midsummer for all services and demands. Witnesses : 
Richard Lacer, mayor of London, John de Gloucestr[ia] and Edmund de 
Femenhale, sheriffs of London, Reginald de Thorp, Robert de Asshe, 
Thomas Gyles, William de Waltham. Dated at London in the church of 
St. Bride, Fletestrete, in the suburb of London on 1 March, 20 Edward III. 

Memo ra)td ion that Walter came into chancery on 4 March and acknow- 
ledged the preceding deed. 

Enrolment of indenture made between John de Wygan, citizen of 
London, and Walter son of William son of Walter de Wygan testifying 
that whereas Walter granted to John by the preceding charter all his lands 
in the town or territory of Wygan and the reversion of a messuage which 
Mabel his mother holds for life in that town, John grants that if Walter 
pay to him or to Joan his Avife 6 marks within three years from the date of 
these presents, then the said charter, the seisin of the messuage delivered 
to John by virtue thereof, the attornment of Mabel for the said messuage 
and the enrolment of that charter shall be of none effect, and Walter 
grants that if he does not pay that sum then the said charter etc. shall 
remain iu force. Dated at London in the church of St. Bride, Fletestrete, 
in the suburb of London, on 2 March, 20 Edward III. 

2Iemorandum that John and Walter came into chancery and acknow- 
ledged the preceding indenture. 

Richard de x\umundevill, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Thomas 
de Bello Campo, earl of Warwick, 48Z. ; to be levied, in default of payment, 
of his lands and chattels in co. Dorset. 



MEMBRANE Idd. 

Enrolment of release by William de la Hay of Grenstede, knight, to 
Sir Robert Burghcher, knight, of all his right and claim in the manor of 



52 CALENDAIt OF CLOSE ROLLS. 

l3iG. 



Mriiihranr 19(/ — nifit. 



Grenstedc, co. Essex, together with 4(1. yearly rent and the advowson of 
the church of that town. Dated at Chehuerford on Tuesday before 
St. (Ire^'ory, 20 Edward III. Witnesses: John de Coggosale, John de 
Sutton, kniglits, Rohert de Teye, William de Teye, Thomas Fabel, William 
Fit/, llicluird, Nicholas r.rundysch, William Pycot. 

MriiiiiraiKlinii that William de la Hay came into chancery at Westminster 
on 9 l\Iarch and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

March H. To Reginald de Conductu and Adam Lucas, collectors of customs in the 
Westminster, port of London. Order to bo at Ijondon on the octaves of St. Gregory 
next with all the money of those customs received by them from 
Midsummer last, to be paid there to John de Wesenham, Simon his 
brother and Richard de Salteby, the king's merchants, and to render 
account to them of the issues of the customs and subsidies, so that the 
payments which the merchants are bound to make to the king for the same 
may not be delayed through the default of those collectors, whereby the 
king would have cause to punish them, as for certain sums of money the 
king has granted to those merchants all the customs and subsidies due in 
the ports of England, from the said feast for a certain time, contained in 
the indenture made with them, and now those merchants have besought 
the king to compel all the collectors of customs and subsidies to render 
account to them, as they cannot pay the king what they are bound to pay 
him unless full ans\ver is made to them for the issues of the customs and 
subsidies. By K. 

Enrolment of indenture made between the king and John de Wesenham, 
Simon his brother and Richard de Salteby, testifying that whereas the king 
has granted to those merchants all the customs and subsidies of wool, hides 
and wool fells in England until Michaelmas next in accordance with an 
indenture made with them, the merchants have agreed that on 20s. of the 
subsidy on each sack of wool passing out of the realm between now and 
the said Michaelmas, the king may grant the 20s. of the subsidy where he 
pleases in aid of his great needs, so that he do their will elsewhere, where- 
fore the king has assigned to them the 1,000 marks which they have 
undertaken to pay each month on the said customs and subsidies for the 
expenses of the household, to be received entirely for their use from the 
beginning of May next, and also all the fees wherewith the customs are 
charged for the terms of Easter and Michaelmas next, except the fees of 
the two queens of the earl of Norhampton and of Sir John de Stryvelyn 
in part satisfaction of what shall be received between now and Michaelmas 
of the 20.S-. of the subsidy so granted ; and in part satisfaction of the same 
the king has granted to the merchants all the ferms or profits of the bene- 
fices of aliens, as well of cardinals as of others, which the king will cause 
to be taken into his hand in aid of his war and of the defence of the 
realm, to be received by the merchants from the gule of August last until 
Michaelmas next, and in case the sums received by the merchants of the 
said 1,(;00 marks and for the fees and ferms before Michaelmas pass the 
sum which shall be found to have been received of the 20s. of the subsidy 
granted by them, then they shall be bound to answer to the king for the 
remainder, but if they do not attain that sum the king ^all assign what is 
lacking of the issues of the customs and subsidies after the feast or elsewhere 
where they shall be quickly served, and in all other points the first agree- 
ments made between the king and the said merchants shall remain in force. 
Dated at Westminster ori 15 February, 20 Edward III. French. 

By p.s. [17288.] 



20 EDWARD III.— Paiit 1. 



5a 



lo46. 

March 10. 

Westminster. 



March 10. 
Westminster. 



March 15. 

Westminster. 



Mirch 4. 
Westminster. 



March 12. 

Westminster. 



Mtniihranc 19'/ — c())it. 

To the prior of Wymnndham. Order upon pain of forfeiture, to be 
before the council at London on Monday after Sunday in Mid Lent next to 
speak with them and inform them of things which shall be set forth to 
him there. By K. 

The like to the following, to wit : — 
John de Burnham. 
Thomas Gannok. 

To the sherifit" of Norfolk. Order to warn the prior of Wymundham, 
John de Burnham and Thomas Gannok that they be before the council at 
London on the said Monday, upon pain of forfeiture, and he shall not omit 
this upon pain of forfeiture. By K. 

John de Cumpton, knight, and Margery his daughter acknowledge that 
they own to John de Holbourn, clerk, 40/. ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of their lands aad chattels in co. Southampton. 

To Roger Hillary and his fellows, justices of assize in co. Salop. 
^Yhereas the king granted to Stephen de Bitterleye, late his serjeant-at-arms, 
by letters patent, a messuage, a carucate of land, 3 acres, of meadow and 
lo.s. rent in Smyton, co. Salop, and those 100s. of land and rent in Lode- 
lowe in that county which belonged to William de Okie, late the king's 
enemy and rebel, and which escheated to the king by his forfeiture, to hold 
for life, and afterwards the king granted that he and his heirs should hold 
the said tenements and rents for ever, and because the 8 acres of meadow 
and lO-;. rent in Smyton were omitted in that grant, the king made a fresh 
grant of the premises to Stephen, and now the king has learned from 
Richard, Stephen's son and heir, tenant of the lands so granted to 
his father, that Joan daughter of Ralph le Birches of Loclelowe has 
arramed an assize of novel disseisin before those justices against Richard 
and others contained in the writ, concerning tenements in Lodelowe, 
and Richard, pleading before the justices, has alleged that he holds the 
tenements placed in view of the king's grant to his father, and has produced 
the king's letters before them, wherefore the justices have delayed to 
proceed further in that assize and have given a day to Richard and Joan 
to be before them at Shrewsbury on Thursday before St. Gregory next, so 
that the king may be better informed upon the matter in the meantime ; 
and because the said William de Okie, Joan's husband, is still alive, as the 
king has learned, and the tenements are in Richard's hand by William's 
forfeiture and the king's grant ; the king orders the justices not to proceed 
to take that assize until further order concerning the death of William and 
of the right of the king and Richard. 

To Thomas de Foxle, constable of Wyndesore castle. Order to release 
John de Ipesgrave, goldsmith of London, detained in the prison of that 
castle for suspicion of a piece of a silver bowl [cacnhi) of the king, found 
with him, to be detained there until further order, if he shall find 
mainpernors, for whom the constable shall answer, who will undertake that 
he will stand to right before the king or his justices at the king's order. 

By K. 



Membrane 18il. 

March 20. To John Darcy 'le piere,' constable of the Tower of Loudon, or to him 

Westniinster. who supplies his place there. Order to permit Robert Tomays, Andrew 

Stramydey of Pcrouchez, Angelus Sothereu and Peter Simonis, merchants 



54 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE HOLES. 



1340. 



March 18. 

Westminster. 



March 8. 

Westminster, 



:vrarch 23. 

Westminster. 



March 27. 
Westminster. 



Mi'iiibrane IScl^cont. 

of the society of the Peruzzi, to stay in the places in the Tower where they 
have formerly stayed and to go and come freely under safe-conduct until 
further order, as the king lately caused certain merchants of that society to 
be detained in the Tower for debts in which they are bound to him, and 
ordered Robert de Dalton, then constable of the Tow'er, to permit them to 
have a decent chamber for their stay there and to go and come under safe 
custody to make advances for paying the said debts and for doing other 
affairs in that city. By C. 

To the mayor and sheriffs of London. Whereas the king, when about to 
set out to parts beyond the sea and wishing to ordain for the safe-custody 
of the city of London and for the preservation of his peace there, charged 
the mayor, sheriffs, aldermen and community of that city to keep his peace 
there during his absence and to speedily punish malefactors, and they 
having undertaken this, it being afterwards heard that a dispute had arisen 
between the fishmongers and skinners of the city, they went to appease that 
strife, and they attached certain malefactors and disturbers of the peace 
there, and certain of them were adjudged to death for notorious crime in 
the (xuildhall of London, by consideration of the king's court, and they 
were beheaded in a street of the city called 'Chep,' and the king approved 
and confirmed what had been done, and now the king has learned that 
certain malefactors and disturbers of the peace assembling to ban the late 
mayor and sheriffs and striving to sow discord among the men of the city 
cause it to be publicly related in the ways and lanes of the city and declare 
that the judgment rendered against the malefactors was false and erroneous 
and threaten the late mayor and sheriff's in their life and members for that 
cause : the king therefore orders the present mayor and sheriffs to take all 
those whom they find by inquisition or otherwise to have declared that the 
said judgment was erroneous or false or anything that might give rise to 
dissension among the men of the city and to cause them to be imprisoned 
in Neugate until further order, certifying the king in chancery from time to 
time of the names of those so arrested. By K. 

To the same. Order to take with them some discreet and lawful men of 
the city and its suburbs who have a knowledge of the disease of leprosy, and 
to cause all those who are found infected with leprous spots to be removed 
as decently as possible from the society of the healthy citizens and placed in 
a solitary place without the city and suburb to dwell there as is customary, 
so that harm may not arise to the healthy by communion with them, 
though it is the king's intention that those who wish to give alms to lepers 
may do so at will, as the king is informed that several men both of the 
city and of those coming thither, afflicted with leprosy, associate with the 
other healthy citizens, and several striving to increase that disease among 
the people, associate with women in the brothels and other private places 
so that they may spread the infection. 

Vacated because otherwise below. 

To the same. Order to release William de Stanes of London whom the 
king lately ordered them to arrest to those who will find security before 
them to have him before Philip de Weston, the king's clerk, and his 
fellows, auditors of the accounts of the king's chamber, at London on 
Monday after the Annunciation next to render account for the goods and 
merchandise in a ship called ' Tarite,' at Dertemuth, and delivered to him 
to be kept, under a certain form. By K. 

Walter le Spycer of Woxebrugge acknowledges that he owes to John de 
Cherleton of London 20Z. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in co. Middlesex. 



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55 



1346. 
March 28. 

Westminster. 



March 29. 

Westminster. 



March 30. 
Westminster. 



Mciiilirane IStl—cdiit, 

John, prior of Berniundeseye, acknowledges for himself and convent that 
tbey owe to John la Porta, prior of Montacute, loO marks ; to be levied, in 
default of payment, of their laads and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in 
CO. Surrey. 

Godfrey Foljambe acknowledges that he owes to Peter de Bello Campo 
and William de Burgh, clerk, 100/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, 
of his lands and chattels in co. Derby. 

John atte Sele of Hertford acknowledges that he owes to Queen Isabel 
40Z. ; to be levied etc. in co. Hertford. 

To Ralph de Ufiford, justiciary of Ireland. Order to cause proclamation 
to be made that all, whether of England or of Ireland, claiming liberties 
in that land, shall be before him on a day appointed by him to make their 
claims, and after they have been deposited the justiciary shall send them 
to the chancellor of that land for making writs of quo waranto thereupon 
to be returned on a certain day before the justiciary, as the king is informed 
that several men, both of England and Ireland, usurp divers liberties upon 
the crown in that land, claiming cognisance of pleas of the crown and 
other pleas and returns of all the king's writs, both summonses of the 
exchequer, Dublin and others, and the execution thereof, and they make 
their own writs there for real and personal pleas, appeals and other things 
pertaining to the crown, and determine such pleas there and have their 
chancellor and treasurer and other liberties, hindering the king's sherifi's, 
escheators and other ministers from executing his orders. The king has 
ordered the chancellor to cause the said writs to be made, sealed and sent 
to the justiciary on the said day, to proceed to the final discussion of the 
liberties so claimed and to do what is right with regard to them and the 
other things which thej' shall find to have been usurped upon the crown. 

By K. and C. 

Enrolment of release by Constantine de Mortuo Mari, the elder, to John 
de Wylughby, knight, lord of Eresby, of all his right and claim in the 
manor of Eggefeld and the advowson of Eggefeld church, and in four 
parts of the manors of Walcote and Chategrave and four parts of 8 mes- 
suages, 60 acres of land, 40 acres of pasture and 20s. rent in Sislond, 
Lodne, Chategrave, Sythyng, Bergh, Mundham and Thweit near Mundham. 
Dated at London on 3 April, 20 Edward III. 

Jift'iiioramhdii that Constantine came into chancery at London on 3 April, 
and acknowledged the preceding deed. ■ 



Membrane nd. 

March 17. To Alfonso, king of Castile, Leon, Toledo, Galicia, Seville, Cordova, 
Westminster. Murcia, Jaen, Algarves and Algesiras and lord of the county of Molina. 
Master Andrew de Ofiord, professor of civil law, returning to the king with 
Alfonso's pleasure for the marriage of his eldest son to Joan the king's 
daughter, has informed the king of Alfonso's kindness to himself and 
the other envoys sent to treat concerning the marriage and the dower, 
for which the king thanks him, and he has brought the treaty made 
between Giles archbishop of Toledo, Alfonso Fernandi Coronel and Fernand 
Sanchii de Valleoleti, major notary of the realm of Castile, knights, on his 
behalf, and Peter de Sermeto, abbot of the monastery of St. Croix {Sam-te 
Cnicis), Bordeaux, and Master Andrew de Ott'ord and Master Gerald de 
Podio, sacristan of the church of Bordeaux, the king's justice of Gascony, 



56 CALENJJAit OF CLOSE HULLS. 



! S4H. 



Membrane VJd — cunt. 



on tho king's behalf, appointed to treat upon this matter and to send what 
they decide within a limited time, and although some things in the treaty 
seem onerous, especially the short terms for the payment of the dower, as 
the king is incurring heavy charges for his wars, yet in order that the 
treaties between their houses may not be broken but that the bond may be 
strengthened, the king consents to all, and the king has appointed Peter, 
bishop of Bayonne, Peter de Sermeto, abbot of St, Croix, Bordeaux, 
Master Gerald de Podio, sacristan of the church of Bordeaux, his justice of 
Gascony, William de Ludeford, canon of London church, and Richard de 
Saham, clerk, to be his proctors, whom the king recommends to Alfonso, 
requesting him to hear them and send them back to the king with speed. 
\^b'icdem.'\ 

To the queen of Castile and Leon. Eecital of the premises with request 
for her assistance and the king has sent to her upon this Master Richard 
de Saham and Master Philip de Bartone, his clerks, to treat concerning 
that marriage, and as the king docs not know whether they have yet 
reached her, he has informed Master William de Ludeford, canon of 
London, the bearer of these presents, to treat concerning that marriage. 
[lbi<1.] 

To Fernando Sanchii de Valle Oleti, knight, major notary of Castile. 
Request for his good offices in the matter, and to assist the king's said 
proctors. [Ibid.] 

To Giles, archbishop of Toledo, primate of Spain and chancellor of 
Castile. The like request. [Ibid.'] 

To John Furcardo de Mendoce, knight. The like request. [Ibid.] 

To P. abbot of St. Croix, Bordeaux. The king thanks him for his 
labours concerning the said marriage, and requests him to return to the 
king of Castile and confirm the treaty, giving credence to Master William 
de Ludford, clerk, the bearer of these presents in what he v.'ill say on the 
king's behalf. [Ibid.] 

Enrolment of general release by Margery late the wife of John Chaum- 
payn, knight, to John de Wylughby, knight, lord of Eresby. Dated at 
London on Friday before the Annunciation, 20 Edward III. 

Enrolment of release by Margery late the wife of John Chaumpayn, 
knight, to John de Wylughby, knight, lord of Eresby, of all her right and 
claim for life in the manor of Eggefeld and the advowson of Eggefeld 
church. Dated at London on Saturday after the Annunciation, 
20 Edward III. 

Memorandum, that Margery came into chancery at London on 2 April 
and acknowledged the two preceding deeds. 

Enrolment of deed testifying that whereas Dame Margery lady of 
Chaumpaigne is bound to John de Wylughby, lord of Eresby, in a yearly 
rent of 200Z., to be received of all her lands in co. Kent, John has released 
to her the said rent and all arrears thereof, and also makes a general release 
to her. Dated at London on 2 April, 20 Edward III. [French.] 

Mcniorauduiii that John came into chancery at London on 2 April and 
acknowledged the preceding deed. 



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57 



1346. 

March 6. 

Westminster. 



March 25. 
Westminster. 



March 15. 

Westminster. 



MEMBRANE IGd. 

To the sheriffs of London. Order, upon sight of these presents, to 
cause proclamation to be made that no one shall presume to publish false 
rumours or say things whereby discords may arise, either publicly or 
privately, and if they find any doing so after the proclamation they shall 
take and keep them safely in prison until further order, so that the king 
may not have to punish them for negligence or laxity in the matter, as 
the statute of Westminster the first of the time of Edward I contains that 
no one shall presiime to spread such false rumours, and if any one does 
this he shall be taken and imprisoned until it is found in the king s court 
from whom such rumours proceeded, and now the king has learned that 
some are spreading such false rumours, whereby dissensions may arise 
between the king and the magnates and people of the realm. [Fccdcra.] 

Henry atte Hull of Oxeye acknowledges that he owes to John son of 
John de Bisheye 20^ ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Hertford. 

To the provincial prior of the order of the friars preachers in England. 
The king by these presents informs him of the cause of the war with 
Philip de Yalesio and requests him to expose that cause in public and 
private speeches and to the clergy and people and to enjoin this upon 
all the brethren of the order : it is known that the kingdom of France 
devolved on the king as the nearest male heir by the death of Charles, 
the late king, and on receiving the news the king held a council and 
after deliberation he sent envoys to France to seek his inheritance, but 
Philip, though not so near of kin, usurped the kingdom while the king was 
a minor and threatened the said envoys with death, wherefore, after making 
a protest, they returned empty ; but Philip, not content with this, began 
to war against the king, invading the duchy of Aquitaine and aiding the 
king's Scottish rebels, and though the king offered him peace by a marriage 
with the prince of Wales, or with John earl of Cornwall, the king's brother, 
then alive, or with the king's sister, now countess of Guelders, or by a 
sum of money or by going together to the Holy Land to succour it 
from the enemies of the Cross, yet he would do nothing, but deceived 
the king by treaties and continued to attack him by land and sea, 
and when the king came of age he revoked what had been done to the 
prejudice of his claim, and after securing allies resolved to prosecute his 
right by crossing the sea, but he was hindered by certain cardinals sent as 
mediators by the pope, and returning afterwards he besieged Tournai, and 
a truce was arranged there in hope of peace, but no reasonable peace could 
be found, but the other side continued to act to his prejudice during the 
truce, wherefore the king was compelled to go with an armed force to 
Britanny, where other cardinals came from the pope to arrange another 
truce preparatory to a peace, triisting to which the king returned to England, 
leaving a few lieges in Britanny, and appointed envoys to arrange a truce, 
when news arrived of the death of certain nobles, adhering to the king, taken 
by Philip's party in Britanny, shamefully executed as traitors at Paris, and 
of the slaughter of the king's lieges of his castles and places in Britanny, 
Gascony and elsewhere, and of endeavours to detach the king's allies and of 
other attempts made by Philip against the truce, whereby he has dissolved 
the truce, and although the king might have resumed the war immediately 
upon this, yet he sent envoys to the pope to seek for peace and to obtain 
redress for the said attempts, reserving the power of resuming the war, and 
because Philip has not cared to give redress, though several times requested 
to do so by the pope, as the king has learned, the king cannot find a reason- 
able way of peace and resumed the war, defying Philip as violator of the 



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CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1340. 



(sir). 
Westniinster. 



March 29. 
Westminster. 



April 2. 

Westminster. 



April 4. 

Westminster. 



McinLiitne Hid — cunt. 

truces and occupier of the realm of France and the king's other lands and 
rights, protesting that the king will attempt nothing against the Apostolic 
see and will always he ready to accept a reasonahle peace, hut Philip, seeking 
to exterminate the king and his, assemhles a fleet of ships and numbers of 
armed men, proposing to send them to Gascony, Britanny, England and 
Scotland, wherefore the king judges it better to make a speedy passage and 
place himself in the hands of God. [t'/hdera.] 

The like, 'Diiitatis )initan(lifi,' to the prior and convent of St. Augustine's, 
London. [Ibid.] 

To the sheriff of JJedford and Buckingham. Although the king lately 
ordered him to be before the king and his council at London, in chancery, 
on Wednesday after St. Ambrose next to answer upon certain things to be 
laid before liiui, yet because the king does not wish the arraying of men at 
arms, armed men, hobelers and archers in that county, whom the king has 
ordered to be assembled before certain lieges appointed to supervise that 
array, on a day contained in the writ, to be delayed by the sheriff" going to 
the king on that Wednesday : the king orders the sheriff' to be attendant 
upon that arraying, notwithstanding the previous writ, and to be before the 
king and his council at Westminster on Wednesday after Palm Sunday next, 
to answer upon certain things which will then be laid before him, and he 
shall not omit this upon pain of forfeiture. By K. 

William de Broghton puts in his place John de Scarle and John de 
Daventre, clerks, to prosecute the execution of a recognisance for 136 marks 
made to him in chancery by John abbot of Tavystok. 

Richard Martyn, parson of St. Peter's church, Staunford, acknowledges 
that he owes to Richard de WhiteAvell, canon of St. Mary's church, Lincoln, 
100s. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels and 
ecclesiastical goods in co. lancoln. 

Cancelled on payment, acknorrledffed by Philip de liedvierc, attorney of 
liicJiard de Whitenell. 

To the abbot of Chester. Order to be at London on Monday the morrow 
of the close of Easter next, before the king and his council to answer certain 
things which will be laid against him and further to do and receive what 
shall then be ordained. 

John de Wylughby, knight, lord of Eresby, acknowledges that he owes to 
Margery late the wife of John de Chaumpayn, knight, 400 marks ; to be 
levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Lincoln. 

Cancelled on payi)tent. 

Enrolment of indenture made at London on 4 April, 20 Edward III, 
between Sir John de Wylughby, lord of Eresby, and dame Margery, late the 
wife of Sir John Chaumpaigne, testifying that whereas John is bound to 
Margery in 400 marks by the preceding recognisance Margery grants that 
if John pay her 200 marks at London in the ' nonery ' of Clerkenwell at 
Michaelmas next, then the said recognisance shall be null. Dated as afore- 
said. French. 

Memorandum that both Margery and John came into chancery at London 
on 4 April and acknowledged the preceding indenture. 

Henry de Bekwell of Camerwell acknowledges that he owes to Thomas 
Broun, citizen of London, 400Z., to be levied, in default of payment; of 
his lands and chattels in co. Surrey. 

Master Robert Spigurnel puts in his place John de Codyngton, clerk, to 
prosecute the execution of a recognisance for 1,000 marks made to him in 
chancery by the prior of Hautenprise. 



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59 



1346. 

March 14. 

Westminster. 



March 8. 

Westminster. 



March 12. 

Westminster. 



March 18. 

Westminster. 



March 17. 
Westminster. 



MEMBRANE 15d. 

-Tohn prior of Ijewes acknowledges for himself and convent that they owe 
to the king 100 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands 
and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in co. Sussex. — The chancellor received 
the acknowledgment. 

To Thomas de Lucy, Peter Tilyol, Walter de Selby, John de Haveryng- 
ton of Caldecotes and Clement de Skelton. Whereas the king on being 
informed that divers malefactors and disturbers of the peace, crossing the 
boundaries of co. Cumberland, entered by armed force the town of 
Blamyre in the barony of Kirkaundres in Scotland, and having taken the 
cattle of John Turpyn and John Stager and other men of that town in the 
king's allegiance, to no small number, and their other goods and chattels 
found there, to the value of 1,000Z. they returned to that county with the 
same and turned them to their own uses and committed other crimes, the 
king appointed Thomas and the others to take an inquisition concerning 
the names of those malefactors and of those who aided and abetted them 
and all other articles touching the premises and to hear and determine 
those trespasses and cause the speedy complement of justice to be done ; 
but for certain causes laid before the king and his council the king orders 
them to continue the processes begun before them in the same state in 
which they now are until the Ascension next, and to send the tenor of the 
same and of all other things touching that affair before the king in chancery, 
so that when they have been inspected, and further information and 
advice has been taken thereupon with the council, the king may cause to 
be done what seems good to him and his council, and if any men have 
been taken and imprisoned by process held before Thomas and the others, 
they shall cause them to be released by a mainprise to stand to right 
concerning the premises at the said feast. By C. 



John Bret, knight, of co. Nottingham, acknowledges that he owes to 
Thomas de Bourne, knight, and to William Knyght, clerk. 111. IB.s. 10^/.; 
to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Notting- 
ham. 

To Lewds, king of Hungary. The king has received his letters 
announcing the death of Andrew king of Sicily, his brother, by Sifi'rid, 
abbot of St. Benedict near the river Goron, Lewis's ambassador, and the 
king will willingly give advice and assistance to avenge the crime w^hich 
caused it, and concerning this and the other things set forth by the abbot 
the king has declared his will to brother Walter de Mora of the friars 
preachers, whom he is sending to Lewis in the company of the abbot. 

To the same. The like, with request to give credence to Walter and 
remit his good pleasure to the king by him. [Ihid.] 

To the queen of Hungary. The like request in favour of Walter. [Ibid.] 

To Eleanor Gusman. The king has joyfully received her friendly 
letters by Master Andrew de Offord, professor of civil law, sent with others 
as envoy to the king of Castile, and he thanks her for her kindness to the 
envoys and for her efforts in favour of the treaty between him and the 
king of Castile, and requests her to continue her favour and to further the 
said treaty. The king has been much pleased that she sent one of her sons 
to him. [lbid.\ 



()0 CALENIJAK OF CLOHE liOLLS. 

1346. 



Mniiliionr I'ul — amt. 



To John Stephani de Castellanis, knight, chancellor of the king of 
Castile. Master Andrew de Oii'ord, professor of civil law, who was lately 
sent to the king of Castile to treat concerning a marriage between his 
eldest son and the king's daughter Joan, has related on his return how 
well he and the other envoys were treated by John, for which the king 
thanks him, and requests his favour for Peter bi-shop of Bayonne, P. abbot 
of St. Croix, Bordeaux, Master Gerald de Podio, sacristan of the church of 
Bordeaux, Master William de Ludford, canon of London church, and Master 
Richard de Saham, learned in the law, the king's proctors, and to use his 
influence to further the said alliance. [Ibid.] 

To John Alfonsi de Albergerk of Medeb'. The like thanks and request. 
[Ibid.] 

To Master Gerald de Podio, justice of Gascony. The king thanks him 
and commends his diligence and prudence in the conduct of that negotiation, 
and requests him to go to the king of Castile and confirm the treaty with 
him, for which the king transmits full power, and the king has sent special 
letters for him to the pope, and directs him to give credence to what William 
de Ludford, the king's clerk, bearer of these presents, shall say to him on 
the king's behalf. [Ibid.] 

Memorandum that John de Wesenham, Nicholas de Taterford, John atte 
Fen, Hugh de Reppes, John de Lympenhowe, and Robert de ^Vyghton of 
CO. Norfolk, on 26 March, mainperned before the king and his council at 
Westminster for Thomas atte Gannok, then present, to have him before the 
barons of the exchequer at Westminster on Wednesday after the close of 
Easter following, to do and receive what shall then be ordained. 

April 3. To Robert Clere, one of the vendors and assessors in co. Norfolk of the 

Westminster, ninth lately granted by the community of the realm. Order to be before 
the treasurer and barons of the exchequer at Westminster on Wednesday 
after the close of Easter next, to recite his account for that ninth rendered 
at another time, and further to do and receive what the king's court shall 
determine. By C. 

The like to John de Cayly. 



MEMBRANE Hd, 

Enrolment of deed testifying that whereas Maud late the wife of Robert 
Baynard, knight, holds for life of the inheritance of Margery late the wife 
of John de Chaumpayn, William son of Ralph de Bokenham, kinsman of 
Thomas Rocelyn, Alice, late the wife of William Bage, knight, John de 
Wylughby, knight, and Joan his wife, Robert Tyfi'ur, knight, and Maud 
his wife, Thomas de Camoys, knight, and Margaret his wife, sisters and 
heirs of Thomas Rocelyn, knight, the manors of Whetacre and Great 
Hauboys, the advowsons of the churches of Whetacre and other lands, 
rents and services in the towns of Whetacre, Great Hauboys, Olton, 
Carleton Colvile and Barneby, cos. Norfolk and Suffolk, Margery has 
granted that a sixth part of the premises which ought to revert to her after 
the death of Maud late the wife of Robert Baynard, as sister and heir of 
Thomas, shall remain to John de Wylughby, knight, lord cff Eresby, and 
Joan bis wife, and she has released to John all her right and claim in a 
sixth part of the manors of Eggefeld, Walcote and Chategrave and in a 
sixth part of 8 messuages, 60 acres of land, -40 acres of pasture and 20.'^. 
rent in Sislond, Lodne, Chategrave, Sythyng, Bergh, Mundham and 



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134<). 



March 29. 

Westminster. 



April 2. 
Westminster. 



March 20. 
Westminster. 



March 10. 

Westminster. 



]\[('mhrcini' 1-itl — Cdtit. 

Thweyt near Mundham and the advowson of Eggefeld church, co. Norfolk, 
and she has released to him all her right and claim in a sixth part of all 
other lands which came to her by hereditary right after the death of 
Thomas Rocelyu, her brother, in those coiinties. Dated at Loudon on 
Saturday after the Annunciation, 20 Edward III. 

MiiiKirandnm that ^largery came into chancery on 2 April and acknow- 
ledged the preceding deed. 

Enrolment of general release by John de Wylughby, lord of Eresby, to 
Margery late the wife of John Chaumpayn, knight. Dated at London on 
Friday before the Annunciation, 20 Edward III. 

2h'in(iraH(hiui that John came into chancery on 2 April and acknowledged 
the preceding deed. 

To the sheriffs of London. Order to supersede by a mainprise the king's 
writ directing them to attach Robert de Donecastre, as the king ordered 
them to do this at the suit of Richard de Kent of London, ' taverner,' so 
that they should have Robert before the king fifteen days from Easter to 
answer Richard for robbery and breach of the peace, but he is deputed by 
the king for the custody of his lions in the Tower of London, from which 
he cannot depart, and he has found in chancery William de Wakefeld, 
Hugh de Donecastre, Richard de Denton and Richard de Donecastre, of co. 
York, John de Aulton of London and Edm[und] Sauvage of co. Derby, 
who have mainperned to have him before the king on the said day to 
answer Richard. By C. 

To the sheriff of Cambridge. Order to supersede by a mainprise the 
king's order directing him to cause John de Baldok, bailiff" of Cambridge, 
and Stephen de Chesterton to come before the king and his council in 
chancery on Monday after Palm Sunday next, to answer certain things 
laid against them and to do and receive what should be ordained there, and 
William de la March of co. Hereford has mainperned in chancery to have 
them before the king and his council in chancery on Monday the morrow 
of the close of Easter next, to answer the king in the form aforesaid. 

ByC. 

Enrolment of deed testifying that whereas Richard abbot of the monks 
of Cerne was bound to Nicholas de Teukesbury in 200Z. to be paid 
on a certain day, Nicholas has received that sum in full payment, and makes 
a general release to him. Dated at London on 5 April, 20 Edward III. 
French. 

Memorandum that Nicholas came into chancery at London on 5 April and 
acknowledged the preceding deed. 

To William Scot, the chief justice. Order to cause all the rolls, writs 
and memoranda touching pleas held before the king to be taken to West- 
minster on the quinzaine of Easter next, as the king wishes those pleas to 
be held there on that day. By K. 

To the mayor and sheriffs of London. Order, upon sight of these presents, 
to cause proclamation to be made in each ward of that city and its suburb, 
that all havmg the taint of leprosy shall leave the city and suburb within 
fifteen days and go to solitary field places at a notable distance therefrom 
and stay there, seeking the food which they need by those who will attend 
thereto, and that no one shall permit lepers to dwell in houses or buildings 
in the suburb or city, upon pain of forfeiture of the same and a still heavier 
penalty, and the mayor and sheriff's shall take with them lawful men having 
knowledge of the disease o.nd they shall remove all whom they find tainted 



G-2 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



134G. 



April G. 
Westminster. 



April 24. 
Westminster. 



April 9. 
The Tower. 



Monhrant' 14// — rant. 

with leprosy from the communion of the healthy citizens and remove them 
to solitary rural places to live there as aforesaid, and they shall certify the 
kin<? in chancery before Sunday next of what they have done in the matter, 
as the kinj,' is informed that several men of that city and others going there, 
tainted with leprosy, associate with the healthy citizens and men and strive 
to spread the disease in various ways so that they may have companions in 
misfortune. By K. 

To the mayor and bailiffs of Lenno. The like order, ' mutatis inutaiidis,' 
and to certify the king of what they have done before the quinzaine of 
Easter next. 

Thomas de Bourne, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Thomas Leg, 
citizen of London, 76^. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in co. Kent. 

( 'anailcd on paijiiicnt. 

Enrolment of release by Joan atte Noke, sister of William de Tillebury, to 
William Vaghan, knight, and Joan his wife, of all her right and claim in the 
manor of Westillebury, co. Essex. Dated at London on Tuesday after 
Palm Sunday, iiO Edward III. 

Mciiioramlitui that Joan came into chancery at Westminster on 11 April 
and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

To the sheriffs of London. Order to release Francis de Colcestr [ia] , 
' scryveyn,' from prison by the mainprise of Gerard Bonenseigne, who has 
undertaken before the king in chancery to have him before the council 
when warned thereupon. By C. 



Membrane IM. 

March 28. To R. bishop of Salisbury. Order never to attempt anything prejudicia 
Westminster to the king or the rights of his crown, and if he has done so to cause it to 
be speedily revoked, knowing that the king will punish him in an 
exemplary manner if he does not obey, as the king lately recovered in his 
court his presentation to the prebend of Chalk in the church of St. Edith 
Wilton, void and pertaining to his donation by reason of the abbey of 
Wilton, void and in the hand of Edward I, against Constance then abbess 
of Wilton ; and because the execution of that judgment remained to be 
done, the king caused Lambert de Poulesholt, clerk, unjustly possessing 
the prebend, and the present abbess to be summoned to show cause why 
the judgment should not be executed, and because Lambert in that court 
claimed nothing and alleged no title for his occupation, and the abbess 
said that the execution of the judgment had been made in the person of 
one William de Raundes, placing herself thereupon on a jury by which it 
was found that the execution of the judgment was never executed on the 
person of William, the king granted that prebend to John de Chestrefeld, 
his clerk, and ordered the bishop to admit him thereto, and now the king 
has learned that Lambert and others intend to take that affair before 
another court out of the realm and obtain by cunning arts citations 
monitions, instruments, processes and letters directed to the bishop, 
prejudicial to the king. 

]\[arch 20. To the sheriff of Wilts. Order to take a pledge from Robert, bishop of 

Westminster. Salisbury, that he be before the king fifteen days from Easter to show cause 

why, since the king recovered the presentation of the said prebend of Chalk 



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63 



1346. 



March 30. 
Westminster. 



April 16. 
Guildfoicl, 



April 17. 
Guildford. 



Membrane 13'/ — rout. 

against Constance then abbess of Wilton, and it was found in a jury taken 
before William de Shareshull at Wilton by virtue of the king's writ of 
nhi iirius that the judgment of the court was never executed against AVilliam 
de Raundes, wherefore the king ordered the bishop to admit John de 
Chestrefeld to the prebend, he has refused to admit John. 

To Walter de Monte Gomery. Order to send to chancery all indictments 
made before him and his fellows, appointed to take certain inquisitions, 
with the records and processes thereupon, so that the king may send them 
before himself without delay, and cause the execution thereupon to be made, 
and Walter shall not intermeddle further therewith, as the king lately 
appointed him with Giles de Meignill, John le Blount, Robert Foucher, 
John de Rocheford, John Cokeyn and Thomas Adam of Asshebourn to be 
justices to take inquisition by men of co. Derby, what malefactors and 
disturbers of the peace attacked by force and arms certain archers chosen to 
set out to parts beyond the sea with Henry earl of Derby, at Derby, and beat, 
wounded, maimed and illtreated them, killing some, and committed other 
crimes there, and to hear and determine those felonies and trespasses, but 
for certain causes laid before the council the king wishes those indictments 
to be determined before him and not elsewhere. By C. 

The like to the following, to wit : — 

Giles de Meignill. 

Robert Foucher. 

Enrolment of release by Hamo de Chikewell son of Alan de Chikewell of 
London to John de Gildesbourgh, citizen and fishmonger of London, of all 
his right and claim in those tenements with their appurtenances which he 
had in the parish of St. Mary Somersete, London, lying between the tene- 
ment of William de Chikewell, his brother, on the one part, and the tene- 
ment of John de Rombergh, on the other, and it abuts at one head upon 
the way called ' Tamisestrete ' and at the other head upon the lane called 
Tymberthithelane, which tenement John de Gildesbourgh held of Hamo 
at ferm of his demise for a term of years. Witnesses : Richard Lacer, 
then mayor of London, John de Gloucestre and Edmund de Hemenhale, 
then sheriffs of that city, Richard Smelt, Simon de Turnham, William de 
Braynton, Edmund de Chikewell, William de Watford, William Keare. 
Dated at London in the house of Sir Peter de Gildesbourgh in the said 
parish of St. Mary, Somersete, on Friday before Easter, 20 Edward III. 

2[ciii()ian(lniii. that Hamo came into chancery on 15 April and acknow- 
leged the preceding deed. 

Enrolment of bond by John de Gildesburgh, citizen and fishmonger of 
London, to Hamo de Chikewell son of Alan de Chikewell of London, in a 
yearly rent of •iOs. to be received of his tenements in London for Hamo's 
life, for which payment he binds all his tenements in London. Dated at 
London on Wednesday in Easter week, 20 Edward III. Witnesses : 
Richard Lacer, mayor of London, John de Gloucestre and Edmund de 
Hemenhale, sherift's of that city, Richard Smelt, Simon de Turnham. 

Meiiinramliiiii that John came into chancery on 19 April and acknowledged 
the preceding deed. 

Richard de Hyham, for his good service to the late and the present kings, 
is sent to the abbot and convent of St. Mary's, York, to receive such main- 
tenance in that house as Ralph le Wayte, deceased, had there at the 
king's request. By p.s. [17429.] 

John Marreis is sent to the abbot and convent of Glastonbury to receive 
such maintenance in that house as Thomas Gevely, deceased, had there at 
the late king's request, By p.s. [17430.] 



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CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1340. 



Mi'inbrajK' 13(/ — ront. 

Enrolment of <i;rant by Salamon de Wcnlock, fishmonger of London, to 
Sir William de Langeford, knight, of a yearly rent of 5 marks to be 
received of his tenements without the bar of the New Temple, London, in 
the parish of 8t. Clement Danes, for life, which tenements he had of the 
gift and onfeotfment of the said Sir William. Witnesses: John de 
byngeluo, John de Pelham, then sheriff of Middlesex, Peter atte Gate, John 
Dobelyn, Uager de Ardern, Henry de Sulby, ' taverner,' Philip le 
Mareschall. Dated at Clerkenwell, near London, on Monday after the 
Annuiiicatioii, llHO, 20 Edward III. 

Mi'iiiDrinrltiia that Salamon came into chancery at Westminster on 20 
April and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Robert de Bousser, knight, pats in his place Thomas de Pardishowe and 
John de Codyngton, clerks, to prosecute the execution of a recognizance for 
lOdl. 6s. 8'/. made to him in chancery by Gerard de Corp and Thomas Perle 
citizens of London. 



Membrane 12(1. 

April 28. To the sheriffs of London. Order to proclaim an ordinance made with 
Wf.sUuinstev. the assent of the Council for the better administration of justice and the 
repression of maintenance. French. 
[Statiitrs of the Rmlin, i. p. 303.] 
The like to all the sheriffs of England. [Ibid.] 
The oath of the justices. [Ibid,] 

May 13. Brother John, abbot of Whalleye, acknowledges for himself and convent 

Westminster, that they owe to John de Wynewyk, clerk, 2001. ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of their lands and goods in co. Lancaster. 

Cancelled on payment acknouiedt/ed by Master Richard de Wynewyk ami 
John de Ditton, executors of the uill of John de Wynewyk. 

Enrolment of indenture made between the abbot of Whalleye and John de 
Wynewyk, clerk, testifying that whereas the abbot and his convent have 
granted to John by a bond a yearly rent of 40Z. to be received of certain 
lands in co. Lancaster, for John's life, John grants that if they pay the 
said rent to him in the church of Huyton, yearly at the appointed terms 
or within forty days the preceding recognisance shall bo null and void. 
Dated at Westminster on 16 May, 20 Edward III. French. 

Memorandum that both the abbot and John came into chancery on 16 
May and acknowledged the preceding indenture. 

May 13. Robert, prior of St. Mary's church, Suthwerk, acknowledges for himself 

Westminster, f-^nd convent that they OAve to AVilliam de Ncwenham, clerk, 20^. ; to be 
levied, in default of payment, of their lands and goods in co. Surrey. 
Cancelled on payment. 

May 15. John de Merkenfeld acknowledges that he owes to John de Beverlaco 40Z. ; 

Wcitiiiinster. to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Middlesex. 
Cancelled on j)ayment. 

Margery late the wife of John de Grymsted, knight, John de Grymsted, 
and John fitz Elys acknowledge that they owe to John de Eston, clerk, 
loot. ; to be levied etc. in co. Southampton. 



Membrane lid. 

Enrolment of grant by Richard Hotot of Woldweston and John Malblank 
of Melcheburn, chaplain, to Stephen le Bere of Elyngton and Alice his wife, 
of all their lands with appurtenances in Elyngton, with the homage and 



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05 



1346. 



May 6. 

Westminster. 



May 8. 
Westminster. 



May 6. 

Westminster. 



May 8. 
Westminster. 



Membrane Wd — cont. 

service of Richard de Catteworthe, their free tenant, issuing from the lands 
which he holds of them in Little Catte worth, with their appurtenances, with 
remainder, if Stephen and Alice die withoiit heirs of their bodies, to William 
de Melchebourne. Witnesses: Robert Grym, "William Walkelyn, William 
Wyne, Nicholas le Clerl\, Geoffrey Underthehul. Dated at ]\Ielchebourne on 
7 May, 20 Edward III. 

Meiiiorandiiiii that Richard and John came into chancery at Westminster 
on 4 May (sic) and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Enrolment of grant by Richard Hotot of Woldweston and John 
Malblank of i\Ielcheboxirne, chaplain to Stephen le l^ere of Elyngton and 
Alice his wife, of Robert atte Fen of Londebeche and Henry atte Fen of the 
same, their bondmen, with all their issue and also of all the lands which 
they hold in bondage in Londbeche, co. Cambridge, and 3^. yearly rent 
which John Knight ought to render to them for a croft of arable land 
abutting on the manor of Thomas Chaumberleyn, knight, in that town, 
which croft John holds of their inheritance for a term of sixteen years from 
the date of these presents, to remain to Stephen and Alice at the expiry of 
that term and also 4.s. rent which Robert Hervy ought to render to them 
for a messuage which he holds of them for life in that town, to remain to 
Stephen and Alice after his death, also IQs. yearly rent which the same 
Robert is bound to render to them for 10 acres of land which he holds of 
them for a term of five years after the date of these presents, to remain to 
Stephen and Alice after the expiry of that term, also Henry atte Tounesende, 
John atte Churche and William Noreys of Everesdon, their bondmen, with 
all their issue, also all the lands which those bondmen hold of them in 
bondage in Everesdon in that county with all appurtenances to hold for 
themselves and the heirs of their bodies with remainder in default to 
William de Melchebourn. [Witnesses as above. Dated as above.] 

Memorandum that Robert and John came into chancery at Westminster 
on 4 May (?) and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Gilbert son of Gilbert de Sotheworth acknowledges that he owes to Henry 
de Haydok, clerk, lOOs. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in co. Lancaster. 

Thomas son of Laurence Travers acknowledges that he owes to Henry de 
Haydok, clerk, 5 marks ; to be levied etc. in co. Lancaster. 

Brother Nicholas, abbot of Eynesham, acknowledges for himself and 
convent that they owe to William son of John Muschet of Fenditton 400^ ; 
to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels and 
ecclesiastical goods in co. Oxford. 

I 'ancelled on pai/ment. 

To the prior of the order of the friars preachers, London. The glorious 
success of the earl of Lancaster in parts beyond the sea is not unknown to 
him, and the king requests his prayers for his own expedition and also 
for the earl. [Foedera.] 

The like to the following, to wit : — ■ 
The prior of the Carmelites, London. 
The prior of the order of St. Augustine, London. 
The guardian of the friars minors, London. 
The bishop of London. , [Ibid.] 

Edmund de Bereford acknowledges that he owes to William de Clynton, 
earl of Huntyngdon, 100/.; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in co. Oxford. 

Cancelled oit, paijment. 



11483 



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CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



134G. 

May 9. 

\Ycstininster. 



May 11. 

Weatminsttr. 



^lay 13. 

Weistniinster. 



Mniihranr lid — raut. 

Michael de Ponyn.c,'es, 'luncle,' and I\Iar<T;ery late the wife of Nicholas de 
la r.eche acknowledge that they owe to John de Pulteneye, knight, llOl. ; 
to he levied etc. in co. Essex. 

( 'ancelM un paijinent. 

The same Michael and ^Margery acknowledge that they owe to Master 
Roger de Ileyton, surgeon, 20^ ; to he levied as aforesaid, 
I 'anvelled on payment. 

John de Pelhara acknowledges that he owes to Hugh de Whathampstede 
of CO. Hertford 16Z. 17«. Sd. ; to be levied etc. in co. Essex. 
Cancelled un paijDwnt. 

Enrolment of grant by John de IMorton, parson of Esttillebury church, 
to John son of Nicholas de Morton and Alice his wife, of all the lands and 
rents which he has in the towns of Great Burstede and Little Burstede of 
the gift and enfeoffment of the said John son of Nicholas. Dated at 
Mockyngg on Sunday after St. Laurence, 15 Edward IIL 

Meniurandimi that John de Morton came into chancery at Westminster 
on 12 May and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Enrolment of release by John de Bokkyng, knight, to Sir Robert de 
Bourghcher, knight, of all his right and claim in all the lands called 
' le Merkestenement ' lying in the town of Great Reynes and Bokkyng. 
Witnesses: Thomas de la Rivere, John de Hevenyngham, knights; 
"William Picot, Robert Preiers, Walter de Wottone. Dated at London on 
Thursday after St. John ante I'ortani Latinain, 20 Edward IIL 

Meinorandnm that John came into chancery at Westminster on 12 May 
and acknov/ledged the preceding deed. 

William de Belesby, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Edmund de 
Grymesby, clerk, lOZ. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Lincoln. 

Cancelled on payment. 

John de Meriden acknowledges that he owes to John son of John de 
Byssheye 20Z. ; to be levied etc. in co. Hertford. 

John de Botheby, parson of Kayngham church, diocese of York, and 
William de Swynfiet, parson of Malberthorp church, diocese of Lincoln, 
acknowledge that they owe to Richard de Thoresby, clerk, 8L Os. ; to be 
levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels and ecclesiastical 
goods in cos. York and Lincoln. 

Camelled on pay)nent. 



MEMBRANE lOd. 

Enrolment of indenture made between the king and Matthew Canaceon, 
merchant, testifying that whereas Matthew has undertaken to acquit the 
king of 2,500Z, of clear debt due by the king to him and to others by letters 
patent under the great seal, and for this and because Matthew has rendered 
to the king's hands an assignment of the money arising from the fee of 
the king's seals in both Benches, "Under a form arranged between them, the 
king, with the assent of Henry Picard, his merchant, has granted to 
Matthew, in allowance for the said 2,500Z, that he shall take 8d. of the 
subsidy on each sack of wool passing out of the realm, to wit of the 20s, a 
sack which the king has granted to Henry and to other merchants, his 



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]^3^(] Membrane lOd—cont. 

fellows, to be received until Matthew is fiilly paid, so that he make 
restitution to the exchequer of the letters patent containing the said sum. 
Dated at Westminster on 20 April. French. By p.s. [17441.] 

April 22. To the burgomasters, echevins, consuls and advocates of the three good 

Westminster, towns of Gaunt, Brugges and Ipre. Whereas the cardinals of Naples and 
Cleremont, sent to the king by the pope to make peace between him and 
his adversary of France, have often requested the king to allow them to come 
to him in England for that cause, and the king answered that he neither 
could nor would make such a treaty without the assent of the burgomasters 
etc. and his other allies, and the cardinals have now earnestly requested the 
king to send lieges to them to treat, and with the assent of his council 
the king has agreed to send, if the burgomasters etc. see good, his clerk, 
Master Andrew de Offord, professor (sire) of law, and Master William 
Bomere or another, whom the burgomasters etc. shall name, to a place 
where they shall hear what is to be said, so that they do not enter into a 
treaty, and to report to the king their intention, wherefore the king requests 
the burgomasters and others to take speedy council upon this and to do 
what seems good to them. Dated at the king's palace of Westminster. 
French. [Fmlera.] 

Enrolment of release by John de Gloucestria, son and heir of Henry de 
Gloucestria, to Henry de Frouwyk, of all his right and claim in the lands, 
meadows, pastures, homages, reliefs, services, heriots, escheats, wards, 
marriages, and all appurtenances which Henry de Frowyk held of the 
demise of John in the parishes of St. Giles without Crepulgate and of St. 
Botulph without Aldrichisgate in the suburb of London, and in the towns 
of Soresdich, Hakyneie, Isildone, co. Middlesex. Witnesses : Richard 
Maundevile, Adam Jargevile, Peter atte Gate, John Dobelyn, Walter de 
Bereham. Dated at South Mymmes on Sunday before St. Mark, 20 
Edward III. 

Memorandum that John came into chancery at Westminster on 24 April 
and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

To the sheriff of Norfolk. Order to supersede the exigents against Robert 
de Holpiston, the king's clerk, if he is placed in exigent for not coming 
before the justices of the Bench, and not to molest him further while he is 
in the king's service, as on 29 May last the king took Robert into his 
protection, with his men and possessions, he being then about to set out to 
parts beyond the sea in the company of John de Norwico, knight, and the 
king wished him to be free in the meantime of all pleas and suits except 
pleas de dote unde nichil habet and quare impedit and of assizes of novel 
disseisin and darrein presentment and attaints and except suits summoned 
before the justices in eyre, and he has stayed in Gascony for a long time, 
whither he went with other lieges, as the king has learned from trustworthy 
testimony, and he is placed in exigent because he did not come before the 
justices of the Bench to render account to John Bardolf for the time when 
he was receiver of John's moneys, by virtue of a writ do judicio directed to 
the sheriff, whereupon Robert has besought the king to provide a remedy. 

ByC. 

April 20. To the sheriff of Suffolk. Order to proclaim and cause to be observed a 
Westminster market every Tuesday at Codenham in the hundred of Bosmere and Cleydon 
in that county and a fair there yearly to last two days, to wit the eve and 
the Translation of St. Thomas the Martyr, as the king wishes Queen Philippa 
to have the said market and fair for life, unless they will be to the injury 
of the neighbouring markets and fairs. By C. 



April 20. 
Westminster. 



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CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



134G. 

April 23. 
Westminster. 



April 20. 

Westminster. 



April 27. 
Westminster. 



April 29. 
Westminster. 

March 10. 

Westminster. 



May 2. 

Westminster, 



May 3. 

Westminster. 



yiiwhrani' \0(l-~ci>nt. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to release John de 
Vieleston, late sheriff of Kent, who is detained in the Flete prison for cer- 
tain debts in which he is bound to the Idni,' for the remainder of his account 
for the time when he was sheriff, if he shall find mainpernors who will 
undertake to have him before the treasurer and barons at the exchequer on 
the morrow of Trinity next, to answer for the said debts. By C. 

Peter Pirie of Newedegate and Walter his son acknowledge that they owe 
to Walter le Bakere of Northlamheth 20Z. ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of their lands and chattels in co. Surrey. 

Enrolment of deed testifying that whereas Master Henry de Clyf, clerk, 
deceased, lately granted by his deed to Henry de Seccheford, now deceased, 
and Alice his wife to hold a messuage, 140 acres of land called Kenthouse in 
Beghenham, co. Kent, of him, rendering 40s. yearly to him, so that if 
Henry and Alice should die without an heir of their bodies, the messuage 
and land should remain to Hugh son of John de Balne, and Master Henry 
granted by his deed to Hugh the said 40.'>'. yearly, Hugh has released to 
Alice, who now holds the messuage and land, the said 40.s. rent and all his 
right and claim in the messuage and land. Witnesses : Sir Maurice le 
Bruno, Sir William le Brune, knights, John de Huntyngfeld, Peter Godesone, 
Andrew de Seccheford, Hugh le Hatter of Croidon, John ie Mazon of 
Beghenham. Dated at Beghenham on Wednesday after St. Mark, 1346. 

MeiiioroiKhtni that Hugh came into chancery at Westminster on 27 April 
and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

John Talbot of Richard's Castle acknowledges that he owes to Richard 
de Aneseye of Kyngeston lOOZ. ; to l)e levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. Hereford. 

The same John Talbot acknowledges that he owes to John son of Hugh 
de Eynesford 100^. ; to be levied as aforesaid. 

William Symond of Wydyngton acknowledges that he owes to John de 
Wyndesore 100/. ; to be levied etc. in co. Buckingham. 

John do Chidiok, knight, acknowledges that he owes to John de Gary 
100/. ; to be levied etc. in co. Somerset. — William de ShareshuU received 
the acknowledgment by writ. 

Stephen Kyng acknowledges that he owes to Thomas Gisors of London 
40/. ; to be levied etc. in co. Bedford. 

William Parentyn of Wodhull acknowledges that he owes to Robert de 
IMorton, parson of Qttbrd Cluny church, and to Stephen de Brokesbourn 40s.; 
to be levied etc. in co. Bedford. 

W^illiam son of Constantino de Mortuo Mari acknowledges that he owes 
to John atte Fen of Bishops Lynn, merchant, and to Thomas atte Gannok, 
chaplain, 100/. ; to be levied etc. in co. Norfolk. 

Cancelled on payment, acknowledged by Julm. 

Brother William, abbot of King's Beaulieu, acknowledges for himself and 
convent that they owe to Richard Double of London 160/. ; to be levied, 
in default of payment, of their lands and chattels and ecclesiastical goods 
in CO. Southamptoii. 

John de Wyke, parson of Northluffenham church, diocese of Lincoln, 
acknowledges that he ow^es to Simon de Chalveston, clerk, 10/. ; to be levied 
etc. in CO. Rutland. 



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1346. 



May 12. 

Westminster. 



May 16. 
Westminster. 



May 17. 

Westminster. 



May 18. 
Westminster. 



May 18. 

Westminster. 



MEM!) 11. INF. Qd. 

Enrolment of release by Henry son of Sir Henry de la lioxe, knight, to 
Sir John de Molyns, knight, of all his right and claim in the manor of la 
Boxe, CO. Wilts, which John has of the gift and enfeoffment of Henry with 
a general release. Witnesses : Sir John Maudiiyt, Sir Roger Cifrewast, 
John de Bradenestoke, knights, Gilbert de J3erewyk, Henry de liadmynton, 
Hugh Lambard, Gilbert atte Lente. Dated at Stoke Pogevs on 7 May, 20 
Edward III. 

Memorandum that Henry came into chancery at Westminster on 12 May 
and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

To William Randolf, bailitt" of Salisbury. Order to restore to James 
Seynt Fyncien of Amyas his goods and chattels if he shall find security to 
answer for the same when warned, if they are adjudged to pertain to the 
king, as because he is a native of the power of France and by reason of 
the plundering of John de Staunton and his fellows, merchants of Eng- 
land, by men of that power, at sea, the bailift" arrested James's goods and 
chattels, and he has asserted that he ought not to be arrested as he had 
dwelt for five years continuously at Salisbury, showing the letters patent 
under the common seal of that city testifying this, and John denied the 
matter in chancery, wherefore he and James placed themselves upon the 
country in the premises, wherefore the king has ordered a verification upon 
the premises to be taken at the said city on Tuesday in Whitsun week next 
by the sheriff of Wilts, and now James has besought the king to order his 
goods and chattels to be restored to him by a security as aforesaid. By C. 

Walter Power, parson of Leek church, diocese of Lincoln, and Thomas 
de Cotyngham, parson of Grendon church, of the same dioce.se, acknowledge 
that they owe to Thomas, bishop of Lincoln, 200Z. ; to be levied, in default 
of payment, of their lands and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in co. 
Lincoln. 

Cancelled an pai/mont. 

Thomas Chaunterel acknowledges that he owes to Gilbert de Chishull 
40 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in CO. Essex. 

William de Holbech, citizen and cordwainer of London, acknowledges 
that he owes to John de Seint Cler 200/. ; to be levied etc. in the city of 
London. 

John de Seint Clere acknowledges that he owes to William de Holbech, 
citizen and cordwainer of London, 100/. ; to be levied etc. in the city of 
London. 

John son of Adam son of William de Eccleston acknowledges that he 
owes to Henry de Haydok, parson of Eccleston church, 60s. ; to be levied 
etc. in CO. Lancaster. 

Enrolment of grant by John son of Adam sou of William de Eccleston 
to Henry de Haydok, parson of Eccleston church, of a moiety of an acre of 
land in Eccleston in Laylondshire as it lies on the north of the parsonage 
of the church near the land which Henry holds at a term of years of the 
demise of x\dam son of William de Eccleston there. Witnesses : Robert 
de Plesyngton, Roger de Faryngton, Robert de Syngelton, John son of 
Henry de Clayton, John de Hoghwyk. Dated at AVestminster on Friday 
the feast of St. Dunstan, 20 Edward III. 

Mcmoraitdnm that John came into chancery at Westminster on 18 May 
and acknowledged the preceding charter. 



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CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1340. 

^lay 19. 
Westminster. 



May 20. 
Westminster. 



May 19. 
Westminster. 



Membrane Qd — cont. 

John Seyncler of co. Essex acknowledges that he owes to Thomas Legy, 
citizen of London, 12/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in co. Essex. 

Reginald de Cobham, knight, acknowledges that he owes to John de 
Pecham and to Alexander his brother iOl. ; to be levied etc. in co. Kent. 

Enrolment of grant by John de Pecham and Alexander his brother to 
Sir Reginald de Cobham of 100s. yearly rent, from Michaelmas, of the 
lands ' gavele kyndoys ' which they held on the making of these presents, 
in CO. Kent, with power of distraint if the rent be in arrear. Dated at 
London in the ward of Bradestrete, 20 Edward IIL Witnesses: John 
de Geynesforde, John Frier le Fitz, John Frier, John de Frenyngham, 
Stevene Fareman, John Ketel, John atte Forde, John Martin, Thomas le 
Hore. Vrcnch. 

Memorandum that John and Alexander came into chancery at West- 
minster on 19 May and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

William de Clynton, earl of Huntyngdon acknowledges that he owes to 
the prior of Rochester 387/. 2s. 9f/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
his lands and chattels in co. Kent. 

Cancelled on payment. 

John son of Robert de Stokwell of Alsewyk acknowledges that he owes 
to John son of Nicholas de Morton -10/. ; to be levied etc. in co. Essex. 
Cancelled oti payment. 

John son of Nicholas de Morton of Westillebury acknowledges that he 
owes to John son of Robert de Stokwell of Alsewyk 100 marks ; to be 
levied etc. in co. Essex. 

Enrolment of indenture madebetween John son of Nicholas de Morton 
of Westillebury, and John sou of Robert de Stokwell of Alsewyk, testifying 
that whereas the said John son of Nicholas is bound to John son of Robert 
in 100 marks by the preceding recognisance, the said John son of Robert 
grants that if his heirs and assigns are not impleaded by John son of 
Nicholas or Alice his wife for tenements, rents or part thereof in the towns 
of Great Burstede, Little Burstede and Leyndon, whereof John son of Robert 
is enfeoffed by John son of Nicholas, so that they do not lose those tenements, 
rents or part thereof by judgment rendered in court at the suit of John and 
Alice, then the recognisance shall remain in force, but otherwise it shall be 
null and void. Dated at London on Friday the feast of St. Dunstan, 
20 Edward IIL French. 

Memorandum, that John son of Nicholas and John son of Robert came 
into chancery at Westminster on 20 May and acknowledged the preceding 
indenture. 



Enrolment of release by John son of Nicholas de Morton of Westillebury 
to John son of Robert de Stokwell of Alsewyk of all his right and claim in 
a messuage, a toft, 90 acres of land, an acre of meadow and 5.s. rent with 
all their appurtenances in Great Burstede, Little Burstede and Leyndon. 
Dated at Great Burstede on Sunday after St. Dunstan, 20 Edward III. 

Memorandum that John son of Nicholas came into chancery at West- 
minster on 21 May and acknowledged the preceding deed. 



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71 



1346. 

May 23. 

Westminster. 



May 22. 

Westiuinster. 



May 20. 

Westminster. 



May 20. 

Westminster. 

May 18. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 8d. 

Ralph Spigernel, knight, Thomas Huberd, and William Haclut acknow- 
ledge that they owe to Thomas de Swannesland and Walter de Cheryton, 
citizens of London, 200^. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands 
and chattels in co. Essex. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Thomas de Swanlond and Walter de Chiryton, citizens of London, 
acknowledge that they owe to Geoffrey de Thoresby 200^. ; to be levied etc. 
in the city of London. 

To John fitz Wauter. Order to be before the king and his council on 
Wednesday after the feast of the Ascension next to answer the things that 
will be set before him and further to do and receive what shall then be 
ordained. By C. 

The like to the following, to wit : — 
William de la More, knight. 
John de Hedersete, knight. 

Enrolment of grant by Thomas de Drokenesford, knight, of co. Essex, to 
Nicholas le Blake of Ware and Margery his wife, of all his manor of Estwyke 
atte Flore, cos. Hertford and Essex, with the advowson of the church there 
and all appurtenances, for their life, rendering 40 marks yearly, and if 
Nicholas and Margery die within five years and eighteen weeks after the 
date of this present charter the executors or assigns of Nicholas shall have 
the manor and advowson until the end of five years eighteen weeks for 
rendering 40 marks as aforesaid, and if the said rent be in arrear Thomas 
tnay distrain for the same. Witnesses : John de Pelham, Thomas de 
Godesfeld, Thomas le Blount, John Marchal, John Lucas, William Vabadon. 
Dated at London on Wednesday after St. Dunstan, 20 Edward III. 

.Vf/»om»rf;o;/ that Thomas came into chancery at Westminster on 24 May 
and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Enrolment of release by Robert son and heir of Henry le Mener to William 
de Dersham of all his right and claim in a plot of land with hays, hedges 
and ditches and all its appurtenances in the town of Great Thrillowe, 
which plot William has of the grant of Isabel, Robert's mother, and it lies 
between the land of the said Isabel and the land of William, and one head 
abuts upon the highway leading from Thrillowe to St. Edmunds, and the 
other head upon William's meadow called ' le Clerkesmedwe.' Witnesses : 
William de Clopcon, John de Clopton, William Godyng, Alexander de 
Walpol, Jordan de Roghay, Bartholomew Wybert, Peter Hokyn. Dated at 
Great Thrillowe on 1 June, 20 Edward III. 

Memorandum that Robert came into chancery at Westminster on 2 June 
and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Thomas de Drokenesford, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Nicholas 
le Blake of W^are 200Z. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in co. Hertford. 

John de Sautre acknowledges that he owes to John de Founteyns 
80 marks ; to be levied etc. in co. Bedford. 

To William de Bello Campo ' le fitz,' and the sheriff of Worcester. 
Order to supersede the taking of William le Surdere of Evesham and 
Thomas his son, and to have this writ before the justices, as on learning 
by the certification of William de Bello Campo and his fellows, keepers of 
the peace in co Worcester, that William and Thomas were indicted before 
them for beating, wounding and ill-treating John Lightothemor, Serjeant 



7"^ CALENDAR OF CLOSE UOLLS. 



134(1. ^lemhranr 8(1— mnt. 

of AVilliiim de Bello Campo the eltler, at Evesham, and that they had 
withdrawn from the county so that they could not be judged upon that 
indictment, the king appointed William and the sheriff lo attach William 
and Thomas and deliver them to the sherift", to be kept in prison in the 
gaol of Worcester castle until they shall be released, and William and 
Thomas have besought the king to order the said letters to be super- 
seded, as they are ready to answer for that trespass and to stand 
to right therefor, and the indictment for trespass does not touch a 
felony and therefore they are repleviable, and they have found before 
the king in chancery Adam de Bhareshull, knight, Robert de Bhares- 
hull, and Cleoti'rey de Aston of co. Stafford, John de Cestr[ia], Nicholas de 
Crikkelade, John de Lokynton and John de Pershore of co. Worcester, who 
have undertaken to have them before the said keepers and others appointed 
to hear and determine the indictments in the next session of the justices to 
stand to right for the said trespass, unless the king order otherwise in the 
meantime. I3y C. 

May 30. To William Scot, Roger Hillary, Thomas de Brokhell, James de Echyng- 

Windsor. ham, Stephen de Padiham and John de Betenham. Order to cause the 
king's protection to be allowed to Richard Frend of Clyve, John Frend of 
Clyve, John Coleman, Richard Coleman, Richard Sprot, Michael Sprot, 
John William, Salamon Hore, Thomas William, John Scote, Laurence 
Ghers, Robert Chers, William Chers, Stephen Noreys, John DaAve, John 
Ermyte, William Doggere and Simon William, and not to aggrieve them 
so that they have no cause to withdraw from the king's service, but may be 
ready to answer Henry Fynch of Wynchelse when they return, as the king 
lately appointed William and the others to be justices to hear and determine 
a trespass committed on Henry by John Page, Robert Hardy, Richard 
Mersman, John Mersman, John atte Barre, Stephen atte Barre, John 
Tempse, Peter atte Walle, John Gervays, Thomas BoUey, Robert Bolley 
and Robert Hervy and certain other malefactors in the River Thames 
between the sands of Rodsond and Longcsond and Suontes, and now the 
king has learned that Richard and the others are about to set out in the 
king's service in his present passage, and the king cannot do without their 
service at present and has taken them into his especial protection, and 
wishes them, while in that service, to be quit of all pleas and suits except 
pleas (le dote umle nichil hahct and qiiarc iiiijmiit and of all assizes of novel 
disseisin and darrein presentment, except suits summoned before the justices 
in eyre. 

June 13. William de Aston, parson of Blaneford Forum church, diocese of Salis- 

rorchester. bury, acknowledges that he owes to Walter Faucomberge, clerk, 501. ; to 

be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels and ecclesiastical 

goods in CO. Dorset. 

June 11. Geoffrey son and heir of Geoffrey de Lucy acknowledges that he owes to 

I'orchester. David de Wollore, clerk, 60.s. : to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. Buckingham. 



MEMIiIiANE Id. 

Enrolment of agreements made between the king and Walter de Chiriton 
and Thomas de Swanlond, merchants, for themselves and their fellows, 
merchants, testifying that those merchants have taken at ferm from the 



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]346. Membrane Id — cont. 

king all the customs in the ports of England except the custom of wine, to 
wit 2.S'. a tun and except the ancient custom of i mark a sack which the 
king has reserved to himself for his fees granted upon the custom and also 
for the charge granted by him to Sir William de la Pole in the port of 
Kyngeston upon Hull, with which fees he will not charge the subsidies, 
but if anything remain beyond the fees the king wishes that the merchants 
shall have it, and they have taken at ferm all the subsidy of wool, hides 
and wool fells, to wit -iOs. a sack from IMichaelmas next for two years, for 
50,000L yearly, and upon this they will make an advance to the king of 
G,000 marks before his passage and the agreements previously made by 
assignment to Henry Pycard upon the subsidy shall hold good, so that 
whatever he receives thereof after that Michaelmas and whatever is paid for 
fees and for the charge granted to William shall be rebated in the sum of 
50,O0OZ. ; and in part payment of that ferm the merchants shall pay 1,000 
marks every month to the treasurer of the wardrobe for the expenses of the 
household, a month being reckoned at twenty-eight days, and in case the 
king can raise money on the said 1,000 marks paid for the household, the 
merchants are agreed to serve those who make an advance to the king, of 
the sum that they can find to lend on the said monthly payment, and the 
. merchants shall find 3,000 marks each year, to wit 500Z. at the beginning 
of each quarter, for the expenses of the wardrobe, and for the buttery 2,000 
marks yearly, to wit 500 marks at the beginning of each quarter, and the 
king grants that in the hrst year they shall have allowance for what is 
clearly due to them between them and the treasurer and barons of the 
exchequer, whether of 5,000 or 6,000 marks, more or less, within the sum 
of 7,000/. and they shall also ha^e allowance in that year for 6,000 marks 
which they now are lending to the king, as aforesaid, and in the second 
year allowance shall be made to them of 8,000L for debts due to them or 
what they shall buy by letters patent of the king or by bills of the wardrobe 
both for the 6,000 marks aforesaid and for what they shall lend to pay to 
those to whom they owe it before they receive anything from the 
customs, and they shall j^ay all that remains over of the 50,000/. to 
the exchequer or elsewhere as the king shall appoint, so that at the 
end of each year the entire sum be paid, and for the long term 
between now and Michaelmas and for divers perils which may arise 
in the mean time, the king grants that assignment shall be made to the 
merchants for the 6,000 marks which they lend to him, on the tenths 
of the clergy for the Purification next, and tallies shall be levied thereupon 
and delivered to them, and they shall have the king's letters patent for that 
debt ; and the merchants have granted that so soon as they are in posses- 
sion of the customs and subsidies they will make restitution of the said tallies 
and letters and they shall have tallies levied at the exchequer for the same 
sums to take into their own hands ; and if the passage of wool is disturbed 
by war, arrest of ships or otherwise, without the fault of the merchants, 
then allowance shall be made to them in the ferm of what they 
shall be found to have lost thereby, having regard to the period of 
time and the season of the year ; and the merchants shall not 
be aggrieved by conspiracy before any of the justices because they 
are fermors of the customs, so that they may attend to their mer- 
chandise and the better serve the king, and the justices shall not put 
them in assizes, juries or inquisitions during the term, so that if any of 
the merchants, their men or goods are arrested or hindered for debts which 
may be demanded of the king, he agrees to assure them from damage for 
that cause, and the merchants shall have in chancery and in the exchequer 
all the commissions and writs necessary for the accomplishment of these 



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134G. 



Membrane Id — cont. 



agreements quit of the fee for the seal ; if by inquisition or otherwise it is 
found at the suit of the merchants that any one justiciable by the king 
has taken to lUnewyk, Wales, Ireland or elsewhere out of England his 
wool, hides or fells, uncoketted and not customed to defraud the king and 
the merchants the king grants that the merchants shall have payment or 
allowance in their ferni of the amount of the customs and subsidies of such 
wool etc. of which the king will have the forfeiture ; also the merchants or 
those whom they appoint in their place shall have commission under the 
great seal to make search in England and parts beyond for wool, hides 
and fells which pass uncoketted or badly weighed and they shall have the 
custom and subsidy on what is forfeited to the king for this cause, and of 
the forfeiture or fine they shall have allowance for their reasonable costs 
in the search ; also during the term such customers and weighers shall be 
appointed iu all the ports of England as the merchants shall name and the 
customers shall be answerable to them for the issues of the customs and 
subsidies, also when the merchants have paid the sums named in this 
indenture allowance shall be made to them in their ferm at the exchequer 
. by the writs and warrants by which they or the customers make the 
payments, without taking other writ or order to the treasurer and barons 
of the exchequer or to their auditors, also the merchants shall not be 
bound to make any payment against their will during the term except 
those included in this indenture and that such payments shall be made 
in the same money as they receive for the customs and subsidies, 
to wit gold or silver money current in England ; also out of consideration 
for the estate of the merchants and their good service, and in recompence 
for the losses incurred by them in his service the king has granted them 
1,000Z. of his gift which he wishes to be assigned to them of the third year 
of the tenth granted to him by the clergy of the realm. John archbishop 
of Canterbury, William bishop of Winchester the treasurer, .John de Offord 
dean of Lincoln, the chancellor of England, Bartholomew de Burghassh 
and John Darcy, councillors, John de Thoresby, keeper of the privy seal, and 
David de Wollore, keeper of the chancery rolls, have undertaken to loyally 
observe all the preceding agreements on the king's behalf. Dated at 
Guldeford on 21 May, 20 Edward III. Fmirh. 

Enrolment of grant by Thomas de Bello Campo, earl of Warrewyk, to 
Robert prior of St. Michael's church, Maxstoke, and the convent there of two 
messuages and a virgate of land in Yerdele, co. Worcester, which Thomas 
Haneby, John le Heyr and John atte Chircheyerde, bondmen of Thomas, 
hold of him in villeinage there, and the said bondmen with their suit and 
issue, and all appurtenances, and also 6(/. rent issuing from 2 acres of land 
which William de la Haye holds of Thomas in the town of Yerdele, and the 
advowson of Yerdele church. Witnesses : Sir John Buttourt, Sir Thomas 
de Astelee, Sir Ralph de Bracebrug, Sir John Pecche, Sir William Lucy, 
Sir Nicholas Pecche, knights. Dated at Porchester on 26 June, 20 
Edward III. 



Enrolment of release by Thomas de Bello Campo, earl of Warrewyk, to 
Robert, prior of St. Michael's church, Maxstoke, and the convent there of all 
his right and claim in two messuages and a virgate of land in Yerdele which 
Thomas Haneby, John le Heir and John atte Chircheyerde, his bondmen, 
held there, and in 6(/. rent issuing from 2 acres of land which William de la 
Haie held of Thomas in that town, and in the advowson of Yerdele church. 
\ Witnesses as above.] Dated at Porchester on the last day of June, 
20 Edward III. 



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75 



134G. 

June 20. 
Povchester. 



Membrajie Id — cont. 

To John Charnels. Order to be before the king and his council at 
Porchester on the morrow of SS. Peter and Paul next to answer certain 
things which will be laid against him and further to do and receive ^^'lia 
shall then be ordained. By i\ 

The like to the following, to wit : — 

Walter de Grantham of Melton Moubray. 
Eustace de Folevill. 



MEMBRANE Qd. 

May 18. To William Scot and his fellows, justices appointed to hold pleas before 

Westminster, the king. Whereas at the suit of Thomas Flemyng, Ed[mund] de 
Pampedene and William de Burton showing the king that they were 
indicted of the death of John de Denton at Newcastle upon Tyne before 
John de Moubray and Peter de Rychemond and their fellows, justices 
appointed to enquire concerning that death and to hear and determine the 
felony and do certain other things contained in the commission to them, 
and also at the suit of Elizabeth late the wife of John, they were 
imprisoned in the Marshalsea, and beseeching the king to order restitution 
to be made to them of their lands which were taken into the king's hand 
because they did not come before the said justices to answer upon that 
indictment; the king, considering that they could not appear elsewhere 
while they were staying in the Marshalsea prison, ordered John and Peter 
to certify him why they took the said lands, which certificate the king 
sends to William Scot and his fellows under the half seal, ordering them 
to inspect it, and after they have heard the reasons of Thomas, Edmund 
and William, to do what is in accordance with the law and custom of 
England upon the release of those lands and the issues thereof, notwith- 
standing the said commission. 

May 18. To the mayor and bailiffs of Bristol. Order to desist from aggrieving the 

Westminster, persons or things of the prior and convent of Hinton brought to that town 
restoring to them their fish, hides and things arrested there or the price 
thereof, and to cause amends to be made to them for the damage done them 
without delay, knowing that if they neglect to do so the king will resume 
into his hand their liberties and other privileges and will punish them 
as usurpers of his power, and he will always be ready to show justice to 
them in their suits in' his courts, as he has received the plaint of the prior 
and convent, of the Carthusian order, that although several merchants and 
others of Bristol, going to the fair of Norton, granted to the prior and 
convent by royal charter, hired certain plots from the ministers of the 
prior and convent, in their soil, and having fixed posts and palings there, 
set up booths and shops to expose their wares for sale, and departing freely 
pay the money agreed upon, as merchants coming from other places have 
been wont to do ; the mayor, bailiffs, the said merchants and others of 
Bristol, pretending that they were quit of piccage and ought to enjoy divers 
other acquittances in the realm, and seeking other malevolent occasions 
against the prior and convent, have attached and arrested fish and other 
victuals, hides and things necessary for their maintenance and the profit of 
their house bought in that town, both officially and through fictitious 
quarrels of those of Bristol frequenting the said fair, and detain those 
things until they have become rotten or consumed or until the prior and 
convent redeem them at their will, not seeking remedy from the king if 
they were injured by those religious, but making themselves a royal power 
in their own quarrels, and the king has considered that those religious may 
be driven to desert their house, vmless he provide a speedy remedy. 



lit 



CALEXD.VR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



131(J. 



:\Iay 22. 

Westuiinstei'. 



May 17. 
Westminster. 



Mfiiihntitr Gd — rout. 

Enrolment of intlenturo made between the king and Walter de Jernemuth 
testifying that whereas the king has granted that Walter shall have all the 
fees of the seals of all judicial writs issuing from either Bench from the date 
of these presents for ten years following and Walter will pay to the clerk of 
the hanaper of chancery 250 marks yearly during the said term, and he will 
acquit the king of 2,000/. due by letters under the great seal, and upon this 
Walter will make restitution each year at the exchequer of letters for the sum 
of 200/., and the king wishes Walter to have allowance of lOO.s. yearly for 
the cost of wax for sealing the said writs and the king will charge the clerks 
and others of the said places where necessary to be attendant upon Walter 
in levying the money due for the seals, so that all writs made for the king's 
profit and at his suit, by the testimony of those deputed to sue for him 
at the said places and also for people of court staying in the king's service, 
and poor people who will take oath that they have nothing to pay, shall be 
delivered without paying anything for the seals and that the justices shall 
take 1'./. a writ for their seals, as has been customary in times past. Dated 
at Westminster on 23 April, 20 Edward III. French. By p.s. [17448.] 

Roger Husee, knight, acknowledges that he owes to John de Wyngefeld 
80 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
CO. Sussex. 

Cancelled on jiayment. 

To William de ShareshuU, John de Stouford and Hamo de Derworthy, 
justices of assize in co. Wilts. Order to continue in the same state in 
which it now is the assize of novel disseisin which Robert de Bilkemor and 
Anastasia his wife arrame against Simon Symeon and Thomas de la Ry^'ere 
concerning tenements in Wotton Ryvers,''' until further order, in accordance 
with the ordinance, as Thomas is staying in Gascony in the king's service 
in the company of Henry earl of Lancaster, and has been there for a year, 
and Simon has stayed there in that service for a whole season of a year, 
and is now about to return to Gascony by the king's order, who has granted 
that the said assize shall be continued so long as Simon and Thomas remain 
in that service. By p.s. [17522.] 

Enrolment of grant by the abbot and convent of Whalleye to John de 
Wynwyk, clerk, of a yearly rent of 40/. for life of their manors of Staynynges 
and Bylyngton and all their lands in Croonton, co. Lancaster, to be paid 
j'early at Huyton church, co. Lancaster. Dated in the full chapter at 
Whalleye on 12 September, 1345. 

Memorandum that the abbot came into chancery on 18 May and acknow- 
ledged the preceding deed. 

May 24. Maud late the wife of Thomas son of John de Wengrave acknowledges 

Westminster, that he owes to Thomas son of Nicholas Fermbaud 100 marks ; to be 

levied, in default of payment, of her lands and chattels inco. Buckingham. 

Thomas son of Nicholas Fermbaud acknowledges that he owes to Maud 
late the wife of Thomas de Wengrave 100 marks ; to be levied etc. in co. 
Buckingham. 

Canedled on jiaijiijent. 

Robert de Halywell and Thomas his brother acknowledge that they owe 
to John de Holebourn 40/. ; to be levied etc. in co. Northumberland. 



In CO. Wilts, in the privy seal. 



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77 



May 26. 

Porchester. 



May 10. 

Westminster. 



234G Membrane (Sd — ennt. 

Simon de Brunnesford of London, citizen, acknowledges that he owes to 
Walter Edward and John Urry 86Z. ; to be levied etc. in co. Kent. 

Brother John de Hoton, master of the hospital of St. James near West- 
minster, acl^nowledges that he owes to Richard de Hoton, clerk, lOZ. ; to 
be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels and ecclesiastical 
goods in CO. Middlesex. 

To William Scot and his fellows, justices of gaol delivery at Neugate, 
Order not to proceed until further order to the release of Robert del Hok, 
imprisoned at Neugate for the death of Francis de Vilers or for certain 
other felonies. By K. 

To the mayor and aldermen of the city of London. Order to call 
before them the assessors of the sum which they granted to the king, and 
others, as they see lit, and if, after viewing the rolls of assessment they 
find some to have been excessively charged, then to cause the sum assessed 
upon them to be moderated and others to be charged who were assessed 
at less than their due portion, so that answer be made to the king for the 
3,000 marks without delay, and that his passage be not delayed for lack 
of that payment, whereby he would have cause to punish them, and if they 
find any contrary or rebels in the matter, they shall certify the king in 
chancery immediately of the names of such persons, so that he may do 
with them what shall be ordained by the council, as the mayor and 
aldermen and other citizens of that city granted the king 3,000 marks in 
aid of his present passage, to wit, 2,000 on loan and 1,000 as a gift, for 
which the king hoped to have been satisfied long since, and now he has 
learned that those deputed to assess and levy the 3,000 marks, sparing 
themselves and other rich men of the city, have excessively assessed other 
mean persons, and the king wishes the 3,000 marks to be reasonably 
assessed and answer therefor to be made to him Avith all speed. By K. 

May 13. The abbot of Whalleye acknowledges for himself and convent that they 

Westminster, owe to Richard de Thoresby, clerk, 12 marks 9s. ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of their lands and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in co. Lancaster. 
Cancelled on payment. 



May 12. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 5d. 

To Walter de Bermyngham, justiciary of Ireland. Order to take inquisi- 
tion as to what lands were granted by the king's progenitors for the defence 
of the marches between the English and the Irish in that land, to whom 
they were granted, when, where and how, and how the tenants have 
conducted themselves, and which of such lands have been wasted by the 
Irish and occupied by them, and to send the inquisition to chancery in 
England with this writ, without delay, as the king is informed that divers 
lands were so granted and that the lords and tenants thereof have made no 
defence upon the marches for a long time, wherefore the men who used 
to stay in those marches have withdrawn therefrom on account of the 
destruction and poverty that came upon them, and so the lands of the 
marches are occupied by the said Irish, to the no small damage of the 
king and danger of that land. By K. and C. 

To the same. Order to cause proclamation to be made that all money 
of gold and silver made in England and freely current there, shall be 
current in Ireland and shall be received by all in buying and selling, in 
accordance with the ordinance, and that no one shall refuse to receive such 
money upon the pain contained in the ordinance. By K. and C. 



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1340. 

May 12. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 6(1 — cont. 

To the same. Order to ftssemble the chancellor, treasurer, justiciary and 
others of the council of Ireland, as he shall see fit, and to take information 
concerninjj the fees and wages for the custody of castles and fortalices in 
that land and to cause such fees and wages as seem necessary to be deter- 
mined, informing the king in the chancery of England of what he shall do, 
as the king is informed that such fees and wages are paid to the keepers in 
places where the king has few or no lands pertaining to the castles, as used 
to be paid before the king, and his progenitors granted those lands to divers 
men of England and Ireland to hold under a certam form, and it is not 
right that the king should be charged with the entire fees and wages where 
others receive the profit of the land. By K. and C. 

To the same. Order to adjourn the exchequer and Common Bench of 
Ireland with the rolls, writs and memoranda thereof, by the advice of the 
council there, to a suitable and safe place in that land, more beneficial for 
the king and for the quiet of others, and to transfer thither the processes 
pending, seeing that the said rolls, writs and memoranda are taken safely 
to such place without danger ; as the exchequer and Common Bench of 
Ireland have always been held at Dublin, which is in a remote part, where- 
fore lords of liberties and their ministers often render themselves late in the 
execution of the king's orders, and answer is seldom made to the king for 
his money and debts, and those sueing in the king's courts are fatigued by 
the long distances, travail and expenses. By K. and C. 

To the same. Whereas before these times divers liberties taken into 
the king's hand for just cause were restored by the king's orders to those 
to whom they belonged at the suggestion of certain persons, the truth being 
suppressed, and several manors and lands were granted at a less ferm than 
their worth demanded, no true information of their value being offered, the 
king wishes that if such orders for restitution and grant under the seals 
used in England, not containing the express reasons why those liberties 
were seized, and the true value of such lands, are presented to the justiciary 
he shall not permit such orders to be executed unless the king has ordered 
him or other ministers to do so. By K. and C. 

To the same. Order to take the advice of the council and to cause divers 
commissions to be made in the chancery of Ireland under the seal used in 
that land for the sheriffs and other fit persons to be escheators and 
collectors of customs there, so that they shall answer for the issues of their 
offices at the exchequer, Dublin, as the king is informed that the escheator 
and the collector of customs in that land cannot exercise these offices as 
they ought, because of the wars, although they receive great fees from the 
king therefor and that those offices could be exercised for a less sum and 
with more efi'ect by the sheriffs of the various counties and others, where- 
fore the king has ordained that each sheriff shall exercise the office of 
escheator in that land in his county, and that certain collectors of customs 
shall be appointed in those counties or in places where ships call. 

By K. and C. 

To the same. Order to cause proclamation to be made that all, whether 
English or Irish, claiming liberties in that land, shall be before him on 
a certain day to make their claims, if they see fit, and that done the justi- 
ciary shall send the claims to the chancellor of that land for making 
writs of quo waranto thereupon, to be returned before the justiciary 
on a certain day, as the king is informed that several men usurp 
liberties upon the crown in that land, claiming cognisance of pleas of 
the crown, the return of all writs and the execution thereof and 



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79 



134G. 



June 25. 

Porchester 

Castle. 



May 10. 

Westminster, 



June 10. 
Westminster. 



June 29. 
Porchester. 



Membrane 5d — cont. 

they make their own writs for real and person pleas and for appeals, 
disturbing the chancellor, treasurer, sheriffs, escheators and other 
ministers of the king in that land from executing their orders. The king 
has ordered the chancellor to cause such writs to be sealed and sent to the 
justiciary on the said day, and these being so returned, to cause what is 
to be done in the final discussion of the liberties so claimed and the other 
things which are found by the said inquisition to have been usurped upon 
the crown. By K. and C. 

To Alfonso, king of Castile, Leon, Toledo, Galicia, Seville, Cordova, 
Murcia, Jaen, Algarves and Algezir and lord of the county of Molina. 
The king has received the plaint of Thomas Lewyn and Richard Broun, 
merchants of England, containing that whereas they laded their ship called 
' la .Ta»ies ' of Fowy, whereof Richard Broun was master, with divers goods 
and merchandise to the value of 2,000Z. at Fowy, to be taken thence to 
Bordeaux in the duchy of x\quitaine, certain malefactors of Alfonso's lordship 
of Castile, in two ships, attacked that ship by armed power while it was 
anchored by the island of Barspale on the coast of Britanny, killed certain 
of the mariners and other men therein, did their will with the goods and 
merchandise and took the ship to the port of Portugalet in the lordship of 
Castile, whereupon those merchants have besought the king to provide a 
remedy ; the king therefore requests Alfonso to hear the plaint of Thomas 
and Richard, and to cause the speedy complement of justice to be done to 
them upon the recovery of their ship and goods, as he would wish the king 
to do to his subjects in like case, so that the merchants may not have cause 
to complain again to the king, whereby it would behove the king to provide 
another remedy. The king requests Alfonso to send word what he will do 
by the bearer of these presents. 

The like to John Ouys lord of Leyre and of Biskeye. 

Richard de Sarnesfeld, because he was maimed in the king's service, is 
sent to the abbot and convent of Glastonbury to receive such maintenance 
in that house for life as Thomas Govely had there at the king's request. 

Byp.s. [17497.] 

To W. bishop of Winchester. Request to grant to Alan de Killum, the 
king's clerk, such pension as he is bound to give to one of the king's clerks 
by reason of his new creation until he provide him with a suitable benefice. 

By p.s. 

John Howard and William Carbonel, knight, and John de Fincham 
acknowledge that they owe to Robert de Ufibrd, earl of Suffolk, 216Z. lQd.\ 
to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels in co. 
Norfolk. 



Membrane id. 

May 20. To Richard de Wylughby, William Basset, Simon de Drayton, Thomas 

Westminster, de Ferariis, Richard de la Pole, Richard de Islep, Simon Pakeman and 
John de Freland. Order to proceed to take inquisition concerning certain 
trespasses and excesses at Liverpol on which justice has not hitherto 
been done by them and to proceed to the due and speedy punishment 
of the malefactors according to the form of their commissions, as the 
king appointed them justices to enquire by the oath of lawful men 
of CO. Lancaster what malefactors and disturbers of the peace were at 
Liverpol in the presence of the justices of oyer and terminer in a warlike 



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J3^g Membrane id — cinit. 

manner, with banners displayeil, who killed several men there, mutilated 
and robbed others and prevented the justices from doing justice, and who 
aiiU'd and abotted them, and afterwards the king ordered Richard de 
Wyiughby to have all the rolls, records, indictments and other memoranda 
for the time when he was one of the justices to hear and determine the 
trespasses and excesses of ministers in that county, with all things touching 
the same, before the king in chancery on the octaves of Hilary last to be 
delivered by his own hand, so that the king might ordain further what was 
to bo done, and afterwards, for certain causes, the king sent to the justices 
under the half seal all the rolls etc. so delivered by Richard, except the 
indictments of those whom the king pardoned for felony of his special favour, 
ordering them to inspect these and to proceed to the release of all indicted 
before them except John son of Richard de Radeclif and others, who were 
so pardoned, and now the king has learned that several felonies, trespasses 
and misdeeds are committed at Liverpol and elsewhere in that county, 
whereon no inquisition or justice has been hitherto done by Richard and the 
others, whereat the king marvels. By C. 

June 17. John J^Iauduyt, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Henry de Ingelby, 

Porchester. clerk, 201. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
CO. Somerset. 

Cancelled un paijment. 

Enrolment of indenture made between William de Clynton, earl of 
Huntingdon and John son of Sir John de Clynton, sometime lord of 
Maxstoke, testifying that John demised to the earl the manor of Shustoke, a 
messuage, 2 carucates of land in Shustoke and a moiety of a park, demesne 
lands and meadows in Netherwhitakre wuth rents, homages, fealties, wards, 
marriages, reliefs, heriots, escheats, suits of court of free tenants and bond 
and all other services and customs and all appurtenances which John 
formerly had of the gift and enfeoffment of the prior and convent of 
Maxstoke, in exchange for certain other lands in Maxstoke, and all 
messuages, lands, bondmen with their suit and issue, which belonged to 
John, sometime lord of IMaxstoke in Maxstoke, Colshull, Cotes, Merston 
and Sulihull and which the earl had in his custody of the grant of Sir John 
de Oddynggesheles, by reason of the minority of John son of John, except 
certain lands which the prior and convent held, on the date of these presents, 
in Maxstoke, of the grant of John son of John, in exchange, as aforesaid, 
for which fines were afterwards levied in the king's court at Westminster 
between the prior and convent and John, to hold for the earl's life. 
Witnesses : Sir John Buttourt, Sir Thomas de Astelee, Sir Ralph de 
Bracebrugge, Sir John Hillary, knights, John de Peyto, the younger, John 
du Lee. Dated at Heyling near Portesmuth at Midsummer, 20 Edward III. 

Memorandum that both the earl and John came into chancery at Por- 
chester on 27 June and acknowledged the preceding indenture. 

June 27. Thomas de Bello Campo, earl of Warrewik, acknowledges that he owes 

Porchester. to William de Clynton, earl of Huntyndon 200 marks ; to be levied, in 
default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Warwick. 

Enrolment of grant by Thomas de Bello Campo, earl of Warwick, to 
Robert prior of St. Michael's church, Maxstoke, and the convent of that 
place, of 2 messuages, a virgate and 2 acres of land in Y^rdelee, co. 
Worcester, which Thomas Hanby and Thomas le Eyre hold of him in 
villeinage in that town, and of the advowson of the church there and the 
said Thomas and Thomas with all their suit and issue to hold in frank- 



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1346. 



June 10. 
Porchester. 



July 1. 
Porchester. 



May 24. 
Guildford. 



June 24. 
Porchester. 



Membrane 4td — cont. 

almoin. Witnesses : Sir John Buttourt, Sir Thomas de Astelee, Sir Ralph 
de Bracebrugg, Sir John Pecchee, Sir William Lucy, Sir Nicholas Pecchee, 
knights. Dated at Porchester on 22 June, 20 Edward III. 

Memuranduw that the earl came into chancery at Porchester on 27 June 
and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

To Anthony Usus Maris, Anthony Citeroun and Anthony Bache, 
merchants of Geneva. Order to keep safely until further order all the 
goods of Lewis Bochele, Francis Bochele, Bonaiutus Loupre, Skiatus 
de Sklates, Gayuchus de Gynysano and Landus Bardoil, merchants of 
Luca, as they lately undertook to release Robert son of Thomas de 
Bradestan, John de Sancto Philberto and William Dachet, imprisoned at 
Pisa, before the octaves of Trinity next, and Anthony and the others 
mainperned that those merchants would cause that release within the said 
time, and they received the said goods for that mainprise, to be kept under 
a certain form. By p.s. 

The like to Naddus Manny, merchant of Florence. By the same writ. 

Enrolment of indenture made betw^een the king and Sir Thomas de 
Lucy, testifying that Sir Thomas has granted to the king the persons of Sir 
Dugal Magdowell and his eldest sou, prisoners of Thomas and enemies of 
the king, to do his will with them and take them to York to be delivered to 
the sheriff of York, by indenture, and for this the king has granted to 
Thomas 700 marks yearly of the issues of co. Cumberland so long as he 
remains sheriff there or by the hands of other sheriffs of that county, and 
the king grants that no assignment or payment shall be made of those 
issues until Thomas is fully paid. Dated at Wyndesore on 14 June, 
20 Edward III. French. 

Enrolment of power of attorney by John de Colon, the king's armourer 
and citizen of London, to Roger de Colon, to pursue all his affairs in the 
courts of England, to receive his money, to make acquittances in his name 
and to do all things touching him. Dated at Porchester on 26 June, 
20 Edward III. 

MeiiioramUun that John came into chancery at Porchester on 27 June and 
acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Enrolment of sale by John de Wynw^k, prebendary of Northneubald 
in the church of St. Peter, Y^'ork, for a sum of money paid down to Sir 
David de WoUore and Sir Henry de Haydok of all his goods and chattels 
in the parish of Neubald, co. Y'^ork, to wit the fruits and tenths pertaining 
to him for the autumn next, and the horses, sheep, wool, corn, utensils and 
other goods there. Dated at Porchester on 12 June, 20 Edward III. 

Memorandum that John came into chancery at Porchester on 9 July and 
acknowledged the preceding deed. 

William de Melchebourn acknowledges that he owes to Richard de 
Thoresby, clerk, 10 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. Essex. 

Cancelled on payment. 

To the master and brethren of the hospital of Neweton in Holderness. 
Request to admit William Lulleman of Berneleye, chaplain, who is detained 
by severe sickness, to that house and to give him maintenance there for 
life, informing the king of what they do in the matter by the bearer of 
these presents. By p.s. [17548.] 

To the sheriff' of Sussex. Order to cause Thomas Heryngaud to have 
respite until Easter next for taking the order of knighthood, as the king 
has given him that respite by a fine of 40s. which he made with the king. 

ByC. 

11483 F 



82 



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1346. 



MEMBRASE 3d. 

Enrolment of assignment of dower to Joan late the wife of William de • 
Cheyny, knight, tenant in chief, after her taking oath that she would not 
marry without the king's licence, of two parts of the manor of Poyntyngton, 
CO. Somerset, made by Thomas Cary, escheator in that county, on Monday 
the feast of St. Cuthbert, 20 Edward III, of the lands which belonged to 
her husband in that bailiwick, in the presence of William Durneford, 
William Fontel, William Larkestok, John le Hay ward, John Grey and of 
all the homage there, to wit : at the north head of a great hall there and 
of two great chambers with upper rooms and cellars, in lieu of dower 
touching the hall and chambers; a chamber with cellar beneath at the head 
of the said south hall and a small chamber called ' la Noricerie ' annexed 
thereto ; a house below the latrine of that chamber called -le Larder' with 
free access thereto by the doors of the hall ; a small chamber there above the 
door with free access thereto, in lieu of the dower of an upper chamber at 
the head of the kitchen there for a granary touching it ; a third part of a 
kitchen and a third part of a cellar for brewing and baking, with easement 
of the oven and other necessaries therein with free access thereto, a third 
part of an ox-shed there as it is bounded with three parts of a barton opposite 
for rope, wood and other necessaries ; a third part of a grange there with a 
third part of a barton on either side of that third part ; a third part of two 
parts of a curtilage and garden there according to the dower of Eleanor, mother 
of the said deceased, a third part of two parts of a close called ' Paradisesclos ' 
according to the dower of Eleanor ; a third part of a plot on the west of 
the aforesaid hall near the chamber called ' la Norisserie ' and rectory 
of that town, a third part of a close there called ' Mulle Clos ' according to 
the dower of Eleanor, and a third part of two parts of a salt pan there 
on the south, and a third part of a toft there and of a curtilage called 
' Bordelestenement ' on the south ; a third part of two parts of a Grane called 
Harecastel on the south near the dower of Eleanor ; a third part of two 
parts of a sheepfold there in a place called ' Andene ' ; a third part of two 
parts there of a place annexed to the sheepfold near the dower of Eleanor 
and a third part of two parts of common pasture called ' Shepenedoune ; ' a 
third part of two parts of the profits of two water mills there and a third 
part of two parts of the profits of a dovecote there ; also of 135 acres of 
arable land there, 45 acres, to wit, in a croft called la Neweclos, 4 acres of 
land, at Shortelond, 2i acres of land with the meadow adjacent thereto, at 
la Groundelesputte, 2 acres of land at la Blyndethorn, 6 acres of land at 
la Brodemede, 2 acres of land with the meadow adjacent thereto at 
Whulynsdol, 3^ acres of land at Corfhamwey, 3 acres of land at Lange- 
berghfurlang ; 3 acres of land Northdoverfurlang ; 2 acres of land at 
Colverfurlang, 3 acres of land in a headland above the garden ; 4 acres of 
land in the north part in Thetweye Combes ; 5 acres 1 rood of land at 
Southdoverfurland, 2 acres of land at Chalflet ; | acre of land at Cornes, 
5 acre of land ; also 1^ acres of meadow at Maddesdol in le Estmede on 
the south, for all the meadow in the said two parts whereof she 
is not dowered above ; 3 acres of arable land touching it, of the land there 
called Bourdelelond, to wit, in the north field 1 acre, in the west field 
1 acre, in the south field 1 acre ; also three parts of a free tenant there 
called John le Hayward with a part of his rent, to wit, 6s. Qd. yearly ; also 
a freeman called John Grey with all his services and customs and all his 
rent to wat 3.s. yearly ; and a free tenant called Juliana Chamberleyn with 
all her services and customs and 3s. of her rent ; also Juliana Grey who 
renders 12s. yearly, Roger Lyoun who renders 6s. yearly, Margaret atte 
Shute who renders 6s. yearly, William Stulyng who renders 4s, yearly, 
Nicholas Star who renders 4s. yearly, Philip le Neweman who renders 4s. 
yearly, bondmen of the said two parts, with all their services, works, rents 



20 EDWAED III.— Part 1. 



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1346. 



June 4. 
Porchester, 



June 20. 
Porchester. 



June 20. 
Porchester. 



June 26. 
Porchester, 

June 25. 
Porchester. 

June 26. 
Porchester, 

June 23. 
Porchester, 



Membrane 3d — cont. 

and customs ; also the works of a cotter called Geoffrey Bovetoun ; also a 
third part of two parts of the profits of pleas and perquisites of court there 
with a third part of two parts of a rent arising from the capitage of grooms 
(i)arcionum) there. Dated in the place and on the day aforesaid. 

Enrolment of assignment of dower to Joan late the wife of William 
Cheyny, tenant in chief, of all the lands which belonged to him at la Yurd, 
CO. Devon, made before Hervey Tyrel, escheator in co. Devon, at la Yurd 
on 15 March in the 20th year of the reign by the oath of Thomas de Herte- 
combe, John Parvile, John Hamelyn, Hugh de Shepton, Richard Cornekeye, 
Henry atte Yurd, Robert atte Clyve, Robert Pomerey, John Coke, John 
Gilberd, Henry Bolstote and Robert de Holemor : a third part of a grange in 
the west part and a third part of an ox shed in the west part at La Yurd, 
and a third part of a curtilage in the west part and a third part of a garden 
in the west ; also 1 rood 8 perches of meadow ; also 2 acres of arable land 
in Suthcroft on the north part under the town of la Yurd ; also 2 acres of 
arable land in Suthcroft near the land of Mounketon in the south part, also 
a third part of Middelcroft in the south part, and a third part of Battis- 
hemcroft in the north part, and a third part in Yoldebatcroft in the north 
part, and a third part of a small wood in the south part, which wood 
contains 3 acres in all, and a third part of a waste pertaining to the said 
land of la Yurd. Dated in the place and year aforesaid. 

To William Basset, Thomas de Fencotes ajid Roger de Blaykeston, 
justices of assize in co. Lancaster. Order to continue in the same state in 
which it now is the assize of novel disseisin which Cecily, late the wife of 
Robert de Radeclif, arrames before them against William son of Robert de 
Radeclif, who is about to set out to parts beyond the sea, in the king's 
service, in the company of Richard, earl of Arundel, and others contained 
in the original writ, concerning tenements in Blakeburn, while William is 
in that service, or until further order, in accordance with the ordinance ; 
but it is not the king's intention to protect by the present ordinance those 
who have made recent disseisins and have then set out in his service. 

ByK. 

To Roger Hillary, Richard de la Pole and William de Chiltenham, justices 
of assize in co. Stafford. Like order to continue in the same state in 
which they now are all assizes of novel disseisin arramed against Rhys 
(Fu'suDi) ap Griffith, who is about to set out in the king's service to parts 
beyond the sea, while he is in that service, in accordance with the 
ordinance. By p.s. [17636.] 

The like to the following, to wit : 

William Basset, Thomas de Fencotes and Roger de Blaykeston, justices 
of assize in co. York for Thomas son of Thomas de Furnyvall. 

By p.s. [17653.] 



The same for Edward de Saltmersk. 



By p.s. [17700.] 



The same for Marmaduke de Lumleye, in co. Northumberland. 

By p.s. [17686.] 

Roger Hillary, Richard de la Pole and William de Chiltenham, justices 
of assize in co. Gloucester, for Robert de Apperleye, knight. By K. 

The same in co. Worcester for Aymer son of Nicholas Cook of 
Evesham. By p.s. [17674.] 



84 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



J3^g Membrane Sd — emit. 

Enrolment of deed testifying that whereas the prior and convent of 
Maxstok and Simon Moryn, John Walrand, Robert le Hare, Richard de 
Kyngesford of Maxstoke, John Barthelmeu, Adam Wattesone, Robert Hod, 
John atte Slade, William de Cornvill, Nicholas Bertram, Henry Herdenhed, 
Thomas Anketill and William de Kyngesford of ^laxstok and other free 
tenants of that town have held common of pasture for all their animals at 
every time of the year in a foreign wood called ' le Outewode ' in Maxstoke, 
which wood was afterwards enclosed by Sir William de Clynton, earl of 
Huntyngdon and by John son of Sir John de Clynton sometime lord of 
Maxstoke, with a hedge and ditch by the grant and licence of the prior and 
convent and of the said free tenants, who released all that common of 
pasture to the earl and John ; the said John, in consideration of the 
premises, has granted to the prior and convent and to the free tenants 
all the common of pasture for all their animals at every time of the year 
in the field called ' le Brodfield,' in the fee of Maxstoke. Witnesses: Sir 
John Buttourt, Sir Thomas Dastelee, Sir lialph de Bracebrugge, Sir John 
Hillari, knights, John de Peyto, the younger, John du Lee. Dated at 
Heylyng, near Portesmuth on Midsummer day, 20 Edward III. 

Monoranduin that John came into chancery at Porchester on 27 June and 
acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Enrolment of release by Thomas de Bello Campo, earl of Warwick, to 
Robert prior of St. Michael's church, Maxstoke, and the convent there, of 
all his right and claim in 2 messuages, a virgate and 2 acres of land in 
Yerdelee, co. Worcester, in the advowson of Yerdelee church, and in Thomas 
Hanby and Thomas le Eyre, his bondmen, with all their suit and service 
and with all appurtenances, which Thomas and Thomas held the said 
messuages and land of the earl in villeinage. Witnesses; Sir John 
Buttourt, Sir Thomas de Astelee, Sir Ralph de Bracebrugge, Sir John 
Pecchee, Sir William Lucy, Sir Nicholas Peeche, knights. Dated at 
Porchester on the last day of June, 20 Edward HI. 



June 6. 
Porchester. 



June 8. 
Porchester. 



MEMBBANE 2^. 

To John Seman. Order to be before the king and his council at Porchester 
on Wednesday after Trinity next, to answer some things which will be set 
forth to him on the king's behalf. By K. 

The like to John Fynche. 

To the bailiffs of Kyngeston upon Thames. Order to be before the king 
and council at Porchester with six lawful men of that town, to be chosen 
by them, on Wednesday after Trinity next, to answer certain things con- 
cerning the community of the town which shall be laid against them, and 
further to do and receive what shall then be ordained. By K. 

Enrolment of deed testifying that whereas the prior and convent of 
Maxstok and Simon Morjm, John Walrand, Robert le Hare, Richard de 
Kyngesford of Maxstok, John Barthelmeu, Adam Wattesone, Robert Hod, 
John atte Slade, William de Cornvyll, Nicholas Bertram, Henry Herdenhed, 
Thomas Anketil, WiUiam de Kyngesford of Maxstok and certain other free 
tenants of that town held common of pasture in a foreign wood called 
'leOutwode' in Maxstok, which was afterwards enclosed by William de 
Clynton, earl of Huntyngdon and John son of Sir John de Clynton, some- 
time lord of Maxstok, by the licence of the prior and convent and tenants, 
who released that common of pasture to the earl and John by their deed, 
the said earl and John have granted to the said prior and convent and 



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1346. 



May 30. 

Windsor. 



June 24. 
Porchester. 



June 27. 

Porchester. 



Membrane 2d — cont. 

tenants common of pasture in all that field called ' le Brodfeld ' in the fee of 
Maxstok, Witnesses : Sir John Buttourt, Sir Thomas Dastelee, Sir Ralph 
de Bracebrugge, Sir John Hillary, knights, John de Peyto the younger, 
John de Lee. Dated at Heylyng near Portesmuth at Midsummer, 
20 Edward III. 

Meiiwmmliiiii that the earl and John came into chancery at Porchester on 
27 June and acknowledged .the preceding deed. 

To William Scot, Roger Hillary, Thomas de Brokhulle, James 
de Echyngham, Stephen de Padiham and John de Betenham. Order 
to cause the king's protection to be allowed to Richard Frend of 
Ciyve, John Frend of Clyve, John Coleman, Richard Coleman, Richard 
Sprot, Michael Sprot, John William, Salamon Hore, Thomas William, 
John Scote, Laurence Chers, Robert Chers, William Chers, Stephen 
Noreys, John Dawe, John Ermyte, William Doggere, Hugh Hardy of 
Hoo and Simon William, notwithstanding that they have found 
mainpernors to be before William and the others on a certain day 
to answer for their trespass, and not to aggrieve them or their main- 
pernors, so that Richard Frend and the others have no cause to withdraw 
from the king's service and will answer Henry Fynch of Wynchelse on 
their return, as the king lately appointed William Scot and the others to 
be justices to hear and determine a trespass committed on Henry by John 
Page, Robert Hardy, Richard Mersman, John Mersman, John atte Barre, 
Stephen atte Barre, John Tempse, Peter atte Walle, John Gervays, 
Thomas Bolley, Robert Bolley, Robert Hervy and certain other malefactors 
in the River Thames between the sands of Rodford and Longesond and 
Suontes, and now the king has learned that Richard Frend and the others 
are indicted before those justices for that trespass, and they are now about 
to set out in the king's service in his present passage, and as he cannot 
now dispense with their service he has taken them into his protection, 
wishing them to be quit of all pleas and suits except pleas <le dote nude 
nihil hahet and ijitare impedit and of assizes of novel disseisin and darrein 
presentment and attaints, except suits summoned before the justices in 
eyre. 

John de Veer, earl of Oxford, and William Crocheman, knight, acknow- 
ledge that they owe to Stephen de Cavendissh 654L ; to be levied, in 
default of payment, of their lands and chattels in co. Essex. 

Enrolment of indenture testifying that whereas John de Veer, earl of 
Oxford, John Fermer, knight, William Crocheman, knight, and Richard 
de Stoke, parson of Lavenham church, are bound to Stephen de Cavendissh, 
citizen and draper of London, in 654^. by a recognisance made in chancery, 
Stephen grants that if they pay him at London in the earl's house in the 
ward of Bisshopesgate 854/. 19.s. %d. at three terms, to wit at Michaelmas 
next H8Z. 6.v. 8f/. at Purification following 118^. 6s. 8d. and at Easter 
then following 118Z. 6.v. '6d. then the recognisance shall be null and void, 
but otherwise it shall remain in force. Dated at London on Wednesday 
after the Translation of St. Thomas, 20 Edward III. French. 

Memorandutii. that Stephen, the earl, John, William and Richard came 
into chancery at Westminster on 12 July and acknowledged the preceding 
deed. By K. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause James de 
Echyngham, who is about to set out in the king's service to parts beyond 
the sea in the company of William de Clynton, earl of Huntyngdon, to 
have respite until his return to England from taking the order of knight- 
hood. By K. 



86 



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1346. 
May 31. 

Porchester. 



June 27. 
Porchester. 



June 20. 
Porchester. 



June 2. 

Porchester. 



July 2. 
Porchester. 



Membrane 'Ad — cont. 

To the bailiffs of the abbot of Hyde of Aulton. Order to attach John 
Dabroun of Chauton, who is charj:,'od with notorious deceit and falseness to 
the king, and to lieep him in prison until further order. 

To the same. Order to deliver the said John Dabroun with his goods 
and chattels arrested with him to Thomas de Ferrariis or to Gilbert de 
Crosseby, notwithstanding the preceding order, for certain causes laid before 
the king and his council. By K. and C. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause Thomas 
de Ferrariis, keeper of the islands of Gernereye, Jereseye, Serk and 
Aureneye, who is about to set out to parts beyond the sea in the king's 
service in the company of Edward, prince of Wales, duke of Cornwall and 
earl of Chester, to have respite until Christmas next for rendering all debts, 
arrears of debts and accounts by reason of those islands. By K. 

To William le Ferour. Order to have kept safely until futher order a 
certain horse called ' Lyard de Knaresburgh,' courser, whom the king 
ordered to be delivered to William to be kept with the other horses in his 
custody. By bill of the treasurer. 

Bartholomew de Burgherssh, the elder, knight, Thomas de Ferrariis, 
knight. Master Simon de Islep, canon of St. Mary's church, Lincoln, Peter 
de Gildesburgh, canon of that church, and Eoger de Pykeryng, of co. 
Leicester, acknowledge that they owe to Anne, late the wife of Edward le 
Despenser, knight, 400 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of their 
lands and chattels in cos. Kent, Lincoln, Leicester and Northampton. 

Walter de Chiriton and Thomas de Swanlund, merchants and citizens 
of London, acknowledge that they owe to Bartholomew de Burgherssh, 
' le piere,' 8,955^. 7s. lOd. ; to be levied etc. in the city of London. 



Membrane id. 

Enrolment of assignment of dower to Cecily, late the wife of John fitz 
Henry, tenant in chief, made at York before Thomas de Rokeby, escheator 
in CO. York, on 16 March, 20 Edward III in the presence of Thomas de 
Thornton and Thomas de Clapham of that county, of all the lands which 
belonged to her husband in that county : a third part of two parts of a 
chief messuage of the manor of Ingleton, to wit a new chamber with cellar 
at the end of the hall towards the sun, the moiety of a grange towards the 
east with a third part of two parts of an orchard there and free access 
thereto, worth nothing yearly beyond the reprise ; a third part of two parts 
of demesne lands and meadows there, to wit : 7 acres of demesne land and 
5 acres of demesne meadow which are extended at 8s. yearly, and a third 
part of two parts of a water mill and a fulling mill there extended at 
lis. l^d. yearly, with the suit pertaining to the mills ; also a tenure called 
' Waikerhald '; also 6 messuages, 4 bovates of land in that manor which 
John son of Richard de Aula, John son of Emma, Wilham son of John 
Brewestre, John de Remyngton and John de Coulhauth hold at will, 
extended at 40.s-. yearly ; also 2 cottages and divers tenures there called 
' Ragilhouses ' which Alice daughter of John, Thomas del Mire, Hugh 
Donnysone, John son of Henry, Thomas de Shirwith, Robert Kyd and 
John Wetherhird, tenants at will and cotters, hold there, extended at 
46s. 8f/. yearly ; also a moiety of two parts of a water mill in Bentham, 
which is of the appurtenances of the manor, and 2 messuages, 2 bovates of 



20 EDWAED III.— Part 1. 87 



1346. 



Membrane Id — cont. 



land in Bentham which John de Doubyggyng and the parson of the 
church there hold at will, extended at 30s. hi. yearly ; also a third part of 
two parts of agistments in a common moor there, extended at 8(/. yearly ; 
also a third part of two parts of the profits of the court of the manor and 
tenants with a third part of two parts of all woods, turf and other profits 
pertaining to that land, with free access. 

Enrolment of assignment of dower to Cecily late the wife of John Fitz 
Henry, made by Robert de Bertam, escheator in co. Northumberland on 
12 March, 20 Edward III, in the presence of William del Wode, to whom 
the king committed the custody of John's lands to hold until his heir 
should come of age, by writ dated at Westminster on 20 February in that 
year, to wit : a third part of two parts of the site of the manor of 
Whytingeham in which are built a large chamber with cellar annexed and 
a kitchen, a brewhouse and a bakehouse ; also a third part of two parts of 
the gardens of the manor nearest the sun ; also a third part of 88 acres of 
demesne arable land at Whitingeham as it lies in divers places always 
nearest the sun in all those places : also a third part of 8 acres of demesne 
meadow at Whytingeham as they lie in divers places nearest the sun, 
which third parts are extended at 22s. 2id. yearly, also a third part of the 
services of all free tenants in Whytingeham, Thromyton and Barton, to wit, 
a service of 4.s. yearly of John Oliver and his heirs for all the tenement 
which he holds in that town ; a service of 4o?. yearly of Robert Alletson and 
his heirs for all the tenement which he holds in that town ; a service of 
4f/. yearly of Robert son of Richard and his heirs for all the tenement which 
he holds in that town, with the wards, reliefs and marriages of the heirs 
of those tenants ; also a third part of 16^ tenements called ' Husband- 
landes ' in the said three towns, held at will, to wit, the tenement which 
William Taillour holds at Whytingham, the tenement which Peter Souter 
holds at Whytingham, and 1| tenements which William Gillesson holds at 
Whytingeham, the tenement which Robert Palfrayman holds in Barton, a 
tenement which Richard son of Waldein holds in Throunton, each tenement 
of which is worth 10s. 3(/. yearly ; also a third part of 6 cottages in 
Whytingham, to wit, the cottage which Richard de Branxton holds there, 
the cottage which Roger Tynkeler holds there, each worth 40(/. yearly ; also 
a third part of three cottages in Throunton, to wit the cottage which John 
Batmanson holds there, worth 21^/. yearly ; also a third part of a waste 
cottage there which Richard son of Walden held, which used to be worth 
15d. yearly and is now worth nothing on account of the want of the country 
and the default of tenants ; also a third part of two parts of a moiety 
of a water mill at Whytingeham, worth 2 marks yearly ; also a third part 
of two parts of 40s. yearly rent from certain free tenants in Giant [on] ; also a 
third part of two parts of a moiety of the town of Nederton which are held 
of William Heron, to wit a third part of the chief messuage in which is a 
house which Adam the miller now holds with purparty of a garden there 
annexed to the house ; also a third part of 60 acres of demesne land there, 
worth 10s. yearly ; also a third part of Q^ tenements called ' husbandlandes ' 
at Nederton, to wit, the tenement which John son of Adam holds there, a 
tenement which Robert son of John holds there, each worth 10s. yearly ; 
also a third part of a moiety of a husbandland which is waste and renders 
nothing owing to the want of the country and default of tenants, also a 
third part of four cottages at Nederton, to wit, the cottage which Adam son 
of William holds, worth 2s. yearly ; a third part of a cottage there which 
William son of Hugh holds, worth 8d. yearly ; a third part of a water mill 
there, worth 10s. yearly; a third part of a rent of 16d. yearly received from 
William de Acton for the tenements which he holds freely there ; a third 



88 CALENDAK OF CLOSE liOLLS. 



1346. Membrane Id — cont. 

part of two parts of a moiety of the town of Great Ryhyll, to wit, a third 
part of the chief toft there with a third part of the adjacent garden nearest 
the sun, and a third part of 120 acres of demesne land there lying in 
divers places nearest the sun ; also a third part of 8 tenements culled 
' husbandlandes ' at Great Ryhill, to wit the 2 husbandlandes which John 
Elden holds entire, a moiety of a husbandland which John Todde holds, a 
third part of a moiety of a husbandland which Robert Milner holds, a third 
part of 8 acres of meadow there, to wit 2J acres and a third part of a moiety 
of an acre as they lie in divers places nearest the sun, also a third part 
of ISs. id. yearly received from the said tenants for a multure called 
' Drymulter ' ; also a third part of a cottage there which Adam Pollard holds 
at the lord's will, worth 28.s. lOhd. for everything and for multure at Great 
Ryhill and no more on account of the want of the country, the destruction 
of the Scots and default of tenants ; also a third part of a toft and 40 acres 
of arable land at Little Ryhill nearest the sun, worth 4.s. 5^/. yearly; also 
a third part of a cottage, 6 acres of arable land and an acre of meadow in 
Alburwyk nearest the sun, worth IGd. yearly and no more for the want of 
the country and the destruction of the Scots ; also a third part of all fines, 
amercements and other profits from pleas and attachments in the courts 
of Whytingeham, Throunton and Barton ; also a third part of all profits 
in woods, moors and pastures in those towns and in the sale of wood 
and turf and agistments and other profits. Dated at the king's castle at 
Newcastle upon Tyne on the day aforesaid. 

Enrolment of assignment of dower to Cecily late the wife of William 
Lescrop, tenant in chief, whom John de Clopton married, made at 
York before Thomas de Rokeby, escheator in co. York on 23 November, 
19 Edward III, in the presence of Edmund de Denum, attorney of "William 
de Bohun, earl of Northampton, keeper of the lands which belonged to 
William, until Richard his brother and heir shall come of age, to wit : the 
manor of Estboulton in that county with the services and rents of the 
tenants, both free and villein, and all other appurtenances ; also the manors 
and lands in that county in Westboulton, Boulton Kellok, Wendeslawe, 
Dounum, Caldewell, AYermesworth, Waddeworth, Alverlay, Arkesay, 
Bontelay and Edelyngton, with all appurtenances, extended at 5AI. 14.v. 
4:d. yearly, all the lands which belonged to William in that county being 
extended at 164^ 3.s. yearly, 

June 7. John Haym and Godfrey Haym, his brother, acknowledge that they owe 

Porchester. to Thomas de Bourn, knight, 100 marks ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of their lands and chattels in co. Somerset. 

Enrolment of release by Giles de Erdyngton to Robert, prior of Maxstoke, 
and the convent of that place, of all his right and claim in 2 acres of land 
Ipng in a croft at Yerdelee, co. Worcester, with the advowson of Yerdelee 
church. Witnesses : Sir John Buttourt, Sir Thomas de Astelee, Sir Ralph 
de Bracebrugge, Sir John Hillary, knights, John de Peyto the younger, 
John du Lee. Dated at Porchester on 28 June, 20 Edward III. 

Memorandum that Giles came into chancery at Porchester on 27 June 
and acknowledged the preceding deed. 



( 89 ) 



20 EDWARD 111.— Part 2. 



1346. 



July 10.« 
Windsor. 



July 6. 
Windsor. 

July 8. 
Windsor. 



July 10. 
Windsor. 



July 8. 
Windsor, 



July 10. 
Windsor. 



July 12. 
Windsor, 



MEMBRANE 26. 

Memurandimi that a great seal for the government of the realm during 
the khig's absence in remote parts was delivered to Master John de Offord, 
the chancellor, as appears by a memorandum on the dorse of the Close Roll 
of this year, 

John Bernak, imprisoned at Rokyngham for trespass of vert and venison 
in the bailiwick of Cleve in the forest of Rokyngham, has a writ to Thomas 
de Berkele, keeper of the Forest this side Trent, or to him who supplies his 
place in that forest to bail him. 

To the sheriff of Gloucester. Order to cause a verderer for the forest of 
Dene to be elected in place of Richard Gillyng, deceased. 

To Reymund Seguyn, the king's butler, or to him who supplies his place 
in the port of London. Order to deliver a tun of Avine of the king's prise 
of London to the abbot and monks of St. Peter's church, Westminster, for 
the celebration of divine service there, in accordance with the grant of 
Henry III to them of a tun of such wine, to be received yearly. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order not to intermeddle 
further with the lands which Ralph de Ufl'ord held for himself and the heirs 
male of his body, of the king's gift, and which are in the king's hand because 
he died without such an heir, and came into the king's hand by the forfeiture 
of John Mautravers, as the king has reserved those lands to his chamber. 

By p.s. 

To the abbess of Waterbech of the order of St. Clare, in co. Cambridge. 
Order to be attendant upon Mary de Sancto Paulo, countess of Pembroke, 
for her services, as the king gave licence to Richard Talbot and Elizabeth 
his wife to release to that countess all their right and claim in the advow- 
son of that abbey which is held in chief, and which the countess holds for 
life. Et erat -patens. 

To the treasurer and chamberlains. Order to cause the wax about the 
body of Edward I, buried in the monastery of Westminster, to be renewed 
at the king's cost, as has hitherto been customary, [Fwdera.^ 

To the king's escheators, sheriffs, bailiffs and other ministers. Order 
not to distrain John de Molyns for his homage for his manors of 
Stoketristre, Cokelyngton, Boyford, Aston, Ilmere, Dachet, Foulmere, 
Henleye on Thames, Brehull, Cippenham, Morton Pynkenye, Adyngton 
and Wendovere, and for his fees of Pynkeneye and Chokes, which he holds 
of the king, as he has done homage to the king for them. 

Et erat patens. By p.s. [17782.] 

To the justices of the Bench. Order to receive Walter de Jernemuth to 
pursue the king's affairs before them, as the king has appointed AValter to 
be his attorney to pursue his affairs in chancery and the exchequer, before 
the justices to hold pleas before the king and the justices of the Bench, and 
all other pleas, during pleasure, receiving 20Z. yearly for his fee so long as 
he remains in that office ; but the king does not wish John de Clone, whom 
he first appointed to pursue his pleas before the justices of the Bench, to be 
amoved from that office. 



* Tested by Lionel, the king's son, keeper of England, as are all the following entries. 



90 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE KOLLS. 



1346. 



July 10. 
Windsor. 



July 10. 
Windsor. 



July 22. 

Windsor. 



July 18. 
Windsor. 



Me))ibranL' 26 — cont. 

To the justices appointed to hold pleas before the king. The like order, 
^mutatis iiiiitan'lix,' with a like clause in favour of John de Lincoln, 
previously appointed. 

To Baldwin de Spinallo, monk of the monastery of St. Remy, Rheims, 
prior of Lappeleye. Order to pay to Henry earl of Lancaster the 20 marks 
yearly Avhich he is bound to pay for the custody of the priory and its 
possessions, which were taken into the king's hand with the other lands of 
the alien religious of the power of France by reason of the war, so long as 
that custody remains in the prior's hand, as the king has granted those 20 
marks to the earl to be received for the said time under a certain form, in 
part payment of debts in which the king is bound to the earl. By C. 

To Reginald Forester, escheator in co. Surrey. Order to cause Amicia, 
daughter and heiress of John de Venuz, tenant in chief, to have seisin of 
all the lands whereof her father was seised at his death in his demesne as 
of fee, as she has proved her age before the escheator, and the king has 
rendered those lands to her and given her respite for her homage until his 
return to England. 

Vacated because it was surrendered and it is otherwise on the Close Bolt of the 
21st year of the rei(jn. 

To Thomas Gary, escheator in co. Dorset. Order not to intermeddle 
further with a messuage, 28^ acres of land and 2 acres of meadow in 
Gillyngham, restoring the issues thereof, as the king has learned by inqui- 
sition taken by the escheator that Michaela late the wife of John de Roudes, 
at her death, held no lands in chief, but that she held the said messuage, 
land and meadow in her demesne as of fee of Queen Philippa by fealty, and 
the king has granted the manor of Gillyngham, among other manors and 
lands, with the knights' fees and advowsons and all other appurtenances to 
the said queen to hold for life. 

To William de Middilton, escheator in co. Norfolk. Order not to inter- 
meddle further with certain lands in Redenhale, Mendham and Stirston 
in that county, restoring the issues thereof, as the king has learned by 
inquisition taken by the escheator that Ranulph de Hales held no lands at 
his death in demesne or service in chief, but that he held the said lands 
jointly with Dametta his wife of the earl of Suffolk, by certain services. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Thomas, bishop of Ely 
has shown the king that although he is prepared to pay the sums touching 
him for the triennial tenth last granted from the time when the king 
restored the temporalities of the bishopric to him, yet the treasurer and 
barons intend to charge him unjustly to pay the tenth for the time of 
Simon the late bishop, and after for the time w^hen the temporalities were 
in the king's hand through Simon's death, w^hereupon he has besought the 
king to provide a remedy ; the king therefore orders the treasurer and barons 
to inspect the rolls and memoranda of the exchequer, and after taking 
information and calling before them the bishop, the administrators of the 
goods and chattels of the late bishop, and the prior of Ely, who received 
the issues and profits of the bishopric during the voidance, and hearing 
their reasons, further to charge those who held the temporalities according 
to the time that they were in possession of the same, and to supersede the 
demand made upon the bishop for that tenth until it has been discussed 
with what sum he ought to be charged for the same. 

To Thomas de Rokeby, escheator in co. York. Order to cause Walter de 
Quixlay son of John de Quixlay of Northgeveldale, the elder, to have seisin 
of a messuage and 9 bovates of land in Ngrthgeveldale and 1^ bovates of 



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1346. 



July 22. 
Windsor. 



Membrane 26 — cunt. 

land in Estgeveldale, after taking security from him for rendering his relief 
at the exchequer, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the 
escheator that John at his death held the said lands by the service of a 
sixth part of a serjeanty, which serjeanty is held entire of the king by the 
service of finding a slinger in the king's castle, York, at his own cost, for 
forty days and by homage, and that Walter is John's next heir and of full 
age, and the king has taken Walter's fealty and given him respite for his 
homage until the king's return to England. 
Vacated because on the roll of Fines. 

To John de Coggeshale, escheator in co. Essex. Order to take the fealty 
of Beatrice late the wife of Thomas de Lungevill, according to the form of 
a schedule enclosed with these presents and not to intermeddle further with 
the manor of Whyterothyng with the advowson of the church of that town, 
or with a tenement called ' Kecherhalle ' in the town of Herlawe, restoring 
the issues thereof to Beatrice, and certifying the king of her fealty in 
chancery, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that 
Thomas at his death held no lands in his demesne as of fee or in service in 
chief, but that he held jointly with Beatrice the said manor and advowson 
of the grant of John de Helpeston, to hold for themselves and the heirs of 
their bodies by a fine levied in the king's court by his licence, and that he 
held the said tenement of the inheritance of the said Beatrice of Elizabeth 
de Burgo, by certain services and that the manor and advowson with the 
manor of Cumberton, co. Cambridge, are held in chief by the free service of 
keeping two laners heroners [falcones lanarios heronar) and a greyhound 
heroner at the king's cost. 



July 12. 

Windsor. 



July 13. 
Windsor. 



MEMBRANE 25. 

To the sheriff of Gloucester. Order to pay to Hugh de Audele, earl of 
Gloucester, lOZ. for Easter term last, in accordance with the king's grant to 
him of 20Z. to be received yearly of the issues of that county. 

To John Moubray and Peter de Eichemund, justices appointed to enquire 
concerning the death of John de Denton, lately killed at Newcastle upon 
Tyne, and to do certain other things contained in their commission. Order 
to cause the king's hand to be amoved from two messuages in Newcastle 
and to deliver them to Maud late the wife of Alan Chapman together with 
the issues thereof if they find that those messuages are of the heirs of 
Maud and were taken into the king's hand by reason of Alan's death, and 
that Alan had no other estate therein on the day of his punishment except 
as her husband, and that he died in gaol, as the king ordered those 
justices to certify him why they directed that Alan's lands should be taken 
into the king's hand by the sheriff of Northumberland, and the justices 
returned that they had so directed because they found by inspection of a 
writ directed to the sheriff which emanated from the king's bench at the 
suit of Elizabeth, late the wife of John de Denton, that Alan had been 
placed in exigent to be outlawed in that country, and that Alan was after- 
wards indicted before them for John's death and refused to place himself 
upon the country for sedition and other felonies imposed upon him, where- 
fore they adjudged him to punishment, and now Maud has besought the 
king to order those messuages to be restored to her, as they were taken into 
the king's hand by Eobert de Tughale, late keeper of the town of Newcastle, 
by virtue of a return made to him by the said sheriff, and Alau died in gaol 
during his punishment. 



92 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1346 
July 15. 

Windsor. 



July 13. 

Windsor. 



July 15. 
Windsor. 



Membrane 25 — cont. 

To William de Keynes, late keeper of the lands which belonged to Roger 
Bavent, then in the king's hand. Order to supersede the execution of 
the king's order to deliver the manors of Norton Skidemor, Billeye, Trowe 
and Emwell to Roger, and if he have delivered them to Roger by virtue of 
that order, then to cause them to be resumed into the king's hand without 
delay and to deliver them to John, archbishop of Canterbury, Elizabeth de 
Monte Acuto and Edward de Monte Acuto, and the king wishes the residue 
of Roger's land to be restored to him, as the king lately granted to Roger 
all the manors and lands which he lately granted to the king in fee, to 
hold for life without rendering anything to the king, and the king ordered 
William to deliver those manors and lands to Roger, but the aforesaid 
manors were granted by the king to the archbishop, Elizabeth and Edward 
long before the grant to Roger, to hold for the life of Hawisia, Roger's 
wife. 

To the justices of the Bench. Whereas the prior of the Hospital of St. 
John of Jerusalem in England lately sought before them against Geoffrey 
de Bolestrode, 2 messuages, a mill, a carucate of land, 10 acres of meadow 
8 acres of pasture, 7 acres of wood and 16s. rent in Chalfhunte St. Peter 
as the right of his Hospital, in which tenements Geoffrey had no entry 
except by John de Horneby, the elder, to whom brother Richard de Pavely, 
sometime prior of the said Hospital, demised it for a term now past, and 
Geoffrey, pleading before the justices, asserted that Richard demised those 
tenements to John in fee and not for a term, and although it was found 
by inquisition taken before the justices that the demise was made to John 
for a certain term now past, yet they have hitherto delayed to proceed to 
render judgment by pretext of a writ of the king containing that the said 
tenements are parcel of the manor of Bolestrode, which came into the 
king's hand by the forfeiture of Hugh le Despenser, the younger, and the 
plea thereupon before William Scot and his fellows, justices appointed to 
hold pleas before the king, between the king and Geoffrey by writ of scire 
facias is adjourned and pending there undiscussed, wherefore the prior has 
besought the king to order judgment to be rendered in accordance with the 
verdict of the said inquisition, having regard that the prior's suit in that 
Bench was begun long before any suit was instituted by the king against 
Geoffrey : the king therefore orders the justices to proceed to render 
judgment without delay in accordance with the law and custom of the 
realm. By C. 

To Thomas de Swynford, escheator in co. Bedford. Order not to inter- 
meddle further with a virgate and 10 acres of land of the prior of Newenham 
in Stachesden, restoring the issues thereof to the prior, as the king ordered 
the escheator to certify him why he had taken the said land into the king's 
hand, and the escheator returned that a hide of land containing 15 acres, 
called ' Peretre ' in Stachesden, which is a virgate of land there, was so 
taken by reason of a trespass which the prior committed in ceasing the 
payment of a rent of a pair of white saddle bows at the exchequer for forty 
years past, and 10 acres of the prior's land in that town were so taken by 
reason of the prior's trespass in ceasing the payment of 4^*/. for ten years 
past, in which he was bound to the king ; and afterwards the prior informed 
the king that the said land is not held of the king by any service, and the 
prior owes no rent for the same, but that there are certain lands in Bromham 
in that county, whereof those rents are due, and he has besought the king 
to order his hand to be amoved, wherefore the king ordered the escheator 
to take an inquisition upon the matter, by which it is found that the prior 
never held the said virgate and land of the king but that they are held of 



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1346. 



July 30. 

Windsoi". 



•July 25. 

Windsor. 



Membrane 25 — cont. 

the barony of Bedeford in ^rank almoin, and that Richard de Rythyn holds 
a messuage and 4 acres of land, Agnes le Roos holds 1^ acres of land and 
William vicar of Bromham church holds 1 acre of land in Bromham of 
John le White of Stachesden, who holds them and 3i acres of meadow in 
that town of the king by the service of two pairs of white saddle-bows, price 
2.S'., and that Richard de Ruthyn holds 1 acre of land, William de Filegrave 
holds 1^ acres of land, Alexander de Fermorie holds 2 acres of land, Adam 
de Wilyden holds 1 acre of land, Richard le Reve holds 1 acre of land, 
Robert atte HuUe holds one acre of land, John le Brewestere holds one acre 
of land, Alice daughter of Geoffrey le Botiler holds 2^ acres of land in that 
town of the said John le White, who holds them of the king by the service 
of the said 4ir/. yearly, and that John ought to answer to the king for those 
rents. 



to whom the king 
Order to 



To John de Wesenham and his fellows, merchants 
granted all the customs and subsidies in the ports of England, 
pay to John de Colonia, the king's yeoman, what is in arrear to him of his 
wages and fees for sealing the sacks of wool and wool-fells laded in the port 
of London, and to pay him those wages and fees henceforth, as the king 
granted that office to John to hold for life, in the same way that John de 
Standerwyk held the same, receiving the customary fees and 
therein. 



wages 



To John de Wesenham, receiver of the customs and subsidies of wool, 
hides and wool-fells taken out of England. Order to j)ay to Tidemannus 
de Lymbergh 251. for Easter term last, as the king granted to Matthew 
Canaceon, his merchant, 501. to be received yearly of the customs in the 
port of London, and on 15 February in the 18th year of the reign, at 
Matthew's request, who was bound to John de Wolde and Tidemannus, 
merchants of Almain, in divers great debts, the king transferred those 501. 
to John and Tidemannus in recompence for those debts, because Matthew 
surrendered the king's letters to him for that sum to chancery to be 
cancelled, to be received of the customs in the port of Kyngeston upon 
Hull, and John is dead, as the king has learned. 



MEMBRAXE 24. 

July 12. To John de Wesenham and his fellows, to whom the king committed all 

Windsor. the customs in the realm. Order to deliver to William de Clopton, the 
king's Serjeant, and to John de Herlyng, the king's yeoman, what is in 
arrear to them of their fee, and to give them their yearly fee henceforth, as 
on 8 March in the 14th year of the reign the king granted that William 
should be one of the collectors of the petty custom in the port of London 
and in all places thence on either side of the River Thames to Gravesende, 
for life, receiving the customary fees, so that he should answer for the 
money thereof at the exchequer, and on 17 March last the king granted 
that John should be the other collector of the custom, during pleasure, in 
the same manner as Augustine le Waleys held that office, and on 19 June 
last the king granted that John should hold the said office for life in the 
form aforesaid. 

To William de Middelton, escheator in cos. Norfolk and Suffolk. Order 
to deliver to Robert de Uffbrd, earl of Suffolk two parts of the manors of 
Hederset and Bestethorp and of the lands in Wymondham, Bukenham and 
Denton, co. Norfolk, which belonged to John Bernak, tenant in chief, and 



94 



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1346. 



July 11. 

Windsor. 



July 12. 

Windsor, 



July 10. 
Windsor. 



July 19. 
Windsor. 



Membrane 24 — cont. 

were taken into the king's hand immediately after the last day of September 
last, as the king has granted and demised at ferm those two parts to the earl 
to hold for the said day until John, son and heir of the said John Bernak, 
shall come of age, saving to the king the fees, advowsous, wards, marriages, 
escheats and reversions when they fall in, for rendering 120^. yearly at the 
king's chamber by the hands of the receiver of the money reserved to that 
chamber, as is fully contained in an indenture made between the king and 
the earl under the seal called ' Griffon.' 

To Thomas de Swynford, escheator in cos. Bedford and Buckingham. 
Order to deliver to William Croyser the manors of Hynewyk, Pabenham 
and Farepdissh, except a carucate of land in the manor of Farendissh, and 
the advowson of the church of that manor, as the king lately granted to 
Muster John de Oft'ord, his clerk, the custody of all the lands which belonged 
to Thomas de Pabenham, tenant in chief, which were in the king's hand 
by reason of the minority of Thomas's heir, to hold until the heir should 
come of age, for rendering the true value thereof, as others would wish to 
give for the same ; and afterwards, with John's consent, the king committed 
to William the said manors, except the land and advowson, to hold under 
a certain form, which manors were taken into the king's hands together 
with the other lands which belonged to Thomus. 

To Robert de Pavely, escheator in co. Northampton. Order to deliver to 
the said John or to John de Caterham, his attorney, all the lands which 
belonged to Thomas at his death. 

To Thomas de Foxle, constable of Wyndesore castle, or to him who 
supplies his place. Order to deliver to the abbot of Westminster eight 
bucks on the eve of St. Peter ad Vincula next, in accordance with the grant 
of Henry III of eight bucks to be received yearly, to be taken in W^yndesore 
forest by the constable of W^yndesore at the king's cost so that those who 
carried the venison should make two companies (J'acient duas meneys) before 
the high altar of St. Peter's, Westminster. 

To Thomas de Rokeby, escheator in co. York. Order to cause John son 
and heir of Ed[mund] de Tweng, tenant in chief, to have seisin of all the 
lands whereof his father was seised at his death in his demesne as of fee, as 
he has proved his age before the escheator, and the king has taken his fealty 
for the said lands and has given him respite for his homage until the king's 
return to England. 

To the sheriffs of London. Order to cause all the goods and merchan- 
dise of merchants of the Hanse of Almain, arrested by them, to be de- 
arrested without delay and delivered to the merchants to do their pleasure 
therewith, provided that they do not claim the goods of any who are not of 
that Hanse, as the late king granted by charter to those merchants that they 
should have a house in the city of London, which is commonly called the 
(iildeJialia Teutonicorum and that neither they nor their goods and merchan- 
dise should be arrested lor any debt for which they were not sureties or 
principals or for any trespass committed by others, and although those 
merchants have hitherto enjoyed such privileges before the justices 
appointed to hold pleas before the king and in chancery from the time of 
that charter, yet the sheriffs, under colour of an order to arrest the goods of 
the archbishop of Cologne, the count of Loos in Almain, Ed[mund] de 
Berkelyng of Cologne, Simon his yeoman and their subjects, at the suit of 
the executors of the will of Master John Piers for a trespass committed upon 
him by Edmund, have arrested the goods and merchandise of the said mer- 
chants of the Hanse to no small value, whereupon those merchants have 
besought the king to provide a remedy. By the whole council, 



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1346. 

July 20. 
Windsor. 



July 27. 
Windsor. 



July 5. 
Windsor. 



Membrane 24 — cont. 

To John de Roches, escheator in co. Wilts. Order to deliver to Margaret 
late the wife of Thomas de Norton, tenant in chief, a third part of the 
manor of Fissherton, co. Wilts, extended at 8^. 18s-. 4:d. yearly, which the 
king has assigned to her of the lands which belonged to her husband at his 
death, to hold in dower, together with a third part of the manor of Norton, 
CO. Southampton, extended entire at 14^ 18.s-. Qd. yearly, for rendering 
10s. 8(/. yearly, which exceed the dower, to Peter de Brewes, to whom the 
king committed the custody of two parts of all the lands which belonged to 
Thomas, to hold until his heir should come of age, and to the said heir 
when he has come of age. 

To Richard de Thoresby, keeper of the hanaper of chancery. Order to 
deliver to the abbot of Whalley, quit of the great fee, a new charter of release 
of all the king's right and claim in the advowson of the chapel of Cliderhowe 
castle which the abbot and convent held as annexed to their church of 
St. ]\Iary, Whalleye, if he find that the abbot paid the great fee for the first 
charter of release as he asserts, and after receiving from him the petty 
fee of the king's seal for the new charter, as the abbot has besought the 
king to order the new charter to be delivered to him quit of the great fee, 
which Richard exacts of him, as on its being found by inquisition that the 
said chapel was not annexed to the said church, as the king was previously 
informed, he released to the abbot and convent, by another charter, all his 
right and claim in that advowson and ratified the estate which they have 
therein. 

To Henry Fynch and Stephen de Padiham of Wynchelse. Order to 
receive a ship called ' la Lieoviic ' from Robert Salmon the master and 
Thomas de Snotesham the clerk thereof, by indenture, and keep it safely 
at their peril, as the king lately charged Robert and Thomas at Kan in 
Normandy to take that ship to Wynchelse and deliver it to Henry and 
Stephen for its safe custody, and although the ship began to be broken by 
misfortune in the port of that town, when it might have been saved if 
Henry and Stephen had shown diligence, yet they have not cared to do 
anything for the safety of that ship or of the victuals therein but have 
permitted it to be broken and almost sunk, as the king has learned, in 
contempt of his orders. By K. 



MEMBRANE 23. 

July 15. To John de Coggeshale, escheator in co. Essex. Order not to aggrieve 

Windsor. the keeper of the church of Writele to do or find chantries, maintenance of 
the poor or alms by reason of his custody of that church, but to discharge 
him thereof, as John, king of England, by his charter which the king has 
confirmed, granted in frank almoin to the hospital which Pope Innocent III 
built at the church of St. Mary in Saxia which is called of the English, 
and was deputed for the house of the English, situated near the street 
before the basilica of St. Peter, the said church of Writele for the use and 
maintenance of the infirm and poor of that hospital, and because the king 
, was informed that the church of Writele was given to the hospital for the 

chantries and maintenance of the poor and infirm and other alms in that 
church, and that those chantries etc. had been long withdrawn by the said 
keeper, deputed by the master of the hospital, he ordered the escheator to 
take an inquisition upon the matter, by which it is found that the church 
of Writele is not charged with chantries, maintenance of poor or infirm or 
other alms in that church except for the maintenance of the poor and 
infirm of the said hospital built in the city of Rome, which is commonly 



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CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1346. 



July 10. 
Windsor. 



Aug. 8. 

Windsor. 



July 28. 
Windsor. 



Aug. 8. 
Windsor. 



Aug. 15. 

Windsor. 



Membrane 28 — cont. 

called the hospital of S. Spirito (Sanctus Spiritus) in frank almoin, and it 
is clear that the keepers of that church have never done any chantries etc. 
before this time except of the free will of the keepers. 

To Hervey Tyrel. Order to be attendant upon and exercise the office of 
sheriff of Devon and keeper of Exeter castle which the king lately 
committed to him, so that he should answer at the exchequer for all things 
touching that office, as although the king afterwards committed to Robert 
de Beupele the said county and castle to be kept during pleasure, yet for 
certain reasons shown before the council the king wishes Hervey to hold 
that office until further order. The king has ordered Robert not to inter- 
meddle with that office and custody until further order. 

By the keeper and C. 

Thomas de Hampton, keeper of the chantry of St. Mary's church, 
Wappenham, imprisoned at Northampton for trespass of vert and venison 
in the forest of Whittelwode, has a writ to Thomas de Berkele, keeper of 
the Forest this side Trent, or to him who supplies his place in the forest of 
Whittelwode, to bail him. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to supersede the 
demand made upon Roger de Chestrefeld, the king's clerk, for the ferm of 
Hagworthyngham church from Ascension day in the 19th year of the reign, 
if Master Robert de Aldewynkele, clerk, is a native of England and obtained 
the pDHsession of the church legitimately, as on 26 January in the 19th 
year of the reign the king committed to Roger the administration of all the 
fruits of that church, which the king caused to be taken into his hand 
because the rector then was an alien, among the other possessions of the 
alien religious of the power of France by reason of the war with the men of 
France, to hold so long as that church should remain in the king's hand 
for rendering 101. yearly at the exchequer and by the certification of 
Th[omas] bishop of Lincoln, sent into chancery, it is found that Robert 
obtained possession of that church by the pope's collation and has possessed 
it from the said feast of the Ascension and received the fruits and issues 
thereof. 

To Thomas de Rokeby, escheator in co. York. Order to deliver to Cecily 
late the wife of William Lescrop, tenant in chief, a moiety of a knight's fee 
which Hugh de Thoresby holds in Thoresby in that county, extended at 60«. 
yearly, which the king has assigned to her to hold in dower of the knights' 
fees which belonged to her husband. 

To the same. Order to deliver to Cecily late the wife of William 
Lescrop, tenant in chief, the advowson of Wendeslawe church in that 
county, extended at 10^. yearly, which the king has assigned to her to hold 
in dower of the adowsons which belonged to her husband. 

To William de Middelton, escheator in co. Suffolk. Order to amove the 
king's hand from a messuage and 13 acres of land of John de Wilbegh and 
John his son in Burnedyssch, restoring the issues thereof to John and 
John, as the king ordered the escheator to certify why he had taken the 
said messuage and land into the king's hand, and the escheator returned 
that one Alan Wymark, chaplain, was indicted for the death of Alan Cacch 
at Werlyngworth,and on being arraigned therefor before William Scot and 
his fellows, justices appointed to hold pleas before the king, at the town of 
St. Edmunds, he asserted that he was a clerk, and it was found by 
inquisition of office that Alan Wymark was guilty of that death, and also 
that he held a messuage and 13 acres of land in Burnedissh on the day of 



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Mfiiihvanc 23 — ctDit. 



that felony, worth lO.s. yearly, wherefore the justices ordered William to 
take those tenements into the king's hand and answer for the issues thereof, 
wherefoi'e h(> did so ; and afterwai'ds at the suit of John and John showing 
that long hefore the felony Alan granted the messuage and land by his 
charter to i\Iatthew Wymark and Lettice his wife, who were seised thereof 
until Matthew's death, after which Lettice granted them by charter to 
John and John, who continued in seisin thereof until they were amoved by 
the escheator, and they beseeching the king to provide a remedy, he ordered 
the escheator to take an inquisition upon the matter, by which it is found 
that Alan long before the felony, to wit on Monday after St. Laurence in 
the 19th year of the reign, enfeofied IMatthew and Lettice by his charter on 
Sunday the feast of St. Dunstan in the 16th year of the reign, with the 
said messuage and land, by virtue of which grant they continued in seisin 
thereof until Matthew's death, after which Lettice by her charter on 
Monday after the Purification last enfeofied John and John with the said 
messuage and land, by virtue of which they remained in seisin thereof 
until the messuage and land were taken by the escheator, and the messuage 
and land are held of the earl of Suiiblk and of Edmund de Brundissh, 
parson of Bromeswelle church, by the service of 22r/. yearly and they are 
worth IQs. yearly, and now John and John have besought the king by their 
petition before his council to cause his hand to be amoved from the 
messuage and land and from the issues thereof. By pet. of C. 



MEMBRANE 22. 

Aug. 3. To the collectors of customs in the port of Kyngeston upon Hull. Order 

Windsor. to deliver to William de la Pole all the issues of the ancient custom from 
11 March last and to permit him to receive those issues henceforth, provided 
that answer is made to the king for the residue of the customs and for the 
subsidy, as on the said 11 March the king granted that William should 
have all the money of the ancient custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in 
that port, to wit ^ mark on each sack, a mark on each last of hides and ^ mark 
on every 300 fells, in aid of his maintenance, by his own hands, by the view 
and testimony of the collectors of customs and the controller in that port in 
recompence for the manors of Brustwyk, Whetele and Gryngele which the 
king lately caused to be taken into his hand, until the king should restore 
those manors to him or satisfy him for the money which he paid for the 
manors without rendering any other account, so that all that should be 
received of that custom should be inserted in the rolls of the said collectors 
and controller, and that the fees assigned upon that custom to Queen 
Isabel and all others should be paid, and that William should have one 
part of the coket seal in that port, kept under the seals of the collectors so 
long as he should receive the custom and that no letters should be sealed 
under that seal before that custom was paid to William, and so that he 
should receive nothing of the custom until Michaelmas next, contrary to 
the agreement made between the king and John de Wesenham, unless 
John's assent is obtained, and in case the lading of wool is forbidden in 
that port and is changed to the port of York or elsewhere on the Eiver 
Humber, the king wishes William to receive the custom in such place as 
the lading is made, as he would receive it in the port of Kyngeston if the 
lading were held there ; and John, appearing in chancery, has granted that 
William shall receive all the issues of that custom from the said 11 March 
until Michaelmas, in the same way that John would receive them in 
accordance with the agreements. 

] 1483 G 



Oft CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 

-lo^p Membrane 22 — rant. 

To John (le Wescnham aiitl his follows, mt-rchants to whom tho kinj? 
granted all the customs and subsidies in all the ports of England under a 
certain form. Order to deliver to William de la Pole the part of the coket 
seal in John's custody, by indenture, to be kept under the seals of the 
collectors of customs in the port of Kyngeston upon Hull so long as he 
receives that custom. 

July 27. To Richard de Thoreshy, keeper of the hanaper of chancery. Order to 

Wiudsor. deliver to the abbot of Whalleye a new charter of release to him by the 
king of all his right and claim in the advowson of the chapel of the castle 
of Cliderhowe quit of the great fee of the king's seal, if he find that the 
abbot paid the great fee for the first charter of release, after receiving from 
the abbot the petty fee of that seal for the new charter as the abbot has 
besought the king to order this to be done, as he asserts that he paid the 
great fee of the seal for the first charter of release of that church which the 
abbot and convent asserted that they held as annexed to their church of 
St. Mary, Whalleye, and now because it is found by inquisition that the 
said chapel was not so annexed the king has released his right and claim 
in the advowson to the abbot and convent by another charter. 

Aug. 22. To Thomas de Swyneford, escheator of co. Buckingham. Order to 

Westminster deliver to John de Molyns the manor of Lutegarshale m that county, as the 
king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that John de Haudlo 
at his death held the said manor for life, of the demise of Hugh le 
Despenser, earl of Winchester, the reversion being reserved to Hugh and 
his heirs, and by reason of Hugh's forfeiture the reversion pertained to the 
king until he granted that the manor should remain to John de Molyns to 
hold after the death of John de Haudlo, with all appurtenances, and John 
de Haudlo attorned himself to John de Molyns for that manor in accordance 
with the form of the grant, and the site of the manor is held of John de 
Molyns as of his manor of Brehull by the service of 2.s-. 6(/. yearly, and the 
residue of the manor is held in chief by knight's service ; and by inspection 
of the said charter shown in chancery, which charter John de Molyns has 
in his possession, it is clear that the king granted that reversion to him, 
and the king has taken John's fealty for the manor and has given him 
respite for his homage until the king's return to England. By the keeper. 

Aug. 12. To the sheriff of Warwick. Order to restore to W^illiam de Lyllyngton, 

Windsor. clerk, his lands, goods and chattels, which were taken into the king's hand 
upon his being indicted before William de Thorp and his fellows justices 
appointed to hear and determine the felony of the death of Geoffrey de 
Wodeneton, abbot of Cumba, for procuring, abetting and assenting to that 
death, as he has purged his innocence before the prior of Stone and the 
vicar of Eccleshale church, commissioners of Roger, bishop of Coventry and 
Lichfield, diocesan of the place, to whom he was delivered by the justices in 
accordance with the privilege of the clergy. 

Mandate to the treasurer and barons of the exchequer to discharge the 
said sheriff of the extent of the said lands, goods and chattels, if they find 
that he delivered them to William de Lyllington by virtue of the preceding 
order. 

July 30. To William de Wakefeld, keeper of the king's exchanges in the Tower 

Windsor. of London. Order to deliver to Lottus Nicholyn, and George Kirkyn, 

masters of the king's gold and silver money in that Tower during pleasure, 

the houses and other utensils ordained for making that money, and all 

other things touching their office, by indenture. 



20 EDWARD III.— Part 2. 



99 



1346. 



July 25. 

Windsor. 



July 26. 

Windsor. 



Mi'inhrane 22 — emit. 

To the constable of the Tower of London or to him who supplies his 
place. Order to permit the said Lottus and George, their men and 
Serjeants, the workers of the money and others who wish to come there for 
the purpose of the money, to have free entry and exit there. 

By the keeper and C. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequei". Order to supersede the 
demand made upon George Kirkyn and Lotus Nicolyn, late the king's 
moneyers in the Tower of London, for 38Z. ds. 1<l. in which they were 
bound to the king for the remainder of their account of the profit of the 
money of gold and silver lately rendered at the exchequer, as the king has 
pardoned them that sum in recompence for the expenses of divers workers 
brought by them from parts beyond the sea, for the time when they were 
moneyers, for making such money in the Tower. By the keeper and C. 

To the sheriffs of London. Order to de-arrest without delay all the goods 
and merchandise of merchants of the Hanse of Almain who have proved 
the goods to be theirs, and for whom John Hamond, their alderman, will 
vouch at his peril, and to deliver them to those merchants to do their 
pleasure therewith, as under colour of the king's orders to arrest the goods 
of the archbishop of Cologne, the count of Loos, Ed[mund] de Berkelyng, 
Simon his yeoman and their subjects, at the suit of the executors of 
the will of Master John Piers for a trespass committed on him by Edmund, 
the sherifl's arrested the goods of the said merchants contrary to the eflfect 
of the charters granting that they or their goods should not be arrested for 
any debt for which they were not principals or sureties or for any trespass 
committed by others, and they have proved that the goods so arrested are 
theirs, and John Hamond, alderman of those merchants in the city of 
London, has asserted before the sheriffs that all the said merchants who 
have proved the goods to be theirs are of the said Hanse. 

By the whole council. 



Aug. 12. 
Windsor. 



Aug. 16. 
Windsor. 



MEMBRANE 21 

To Reginald Forester, escheator in cos. Surrey and Sussex. Order to 
cause John de Cobham, son and heir of Ralph de Cobham, tenant in chief, 
to have seisin of all the lands whereof his father was seised at his death in 
his demesne as of fee, as he has proved his age before the escheator, and 
the king has taken his fealty for the said lands and has rendered them to 
him, giving him respite for his homage until the king's return to England. 

By the keeper. 
The like to the following, ' mutatis unitandis,' to wit : 
William de Langele, escheator in co. Kent. 
John de Alveton, escheator in co. Oxford. 
William de Middelton, escheator in co. Norfolk. 

To William de Kelleseye, receiver of the king's victuals purveyed for his 
last passage to parts beyond the sea. Order to cause the beans and peas 
in his custody, which have deteriorated by their long detention at sea, and 
which the king caused to be taken back to England because they would not 
be of much use to him in parts beyond the sea, to be sold at the highest 
possible price by the view and testimony of John de Houton, chamberlain 
of the exchequer, and of John de Bray, and to deliver the money thereof to 
William le Ferour, the king's yeoman, keeper of the king's great horses, for 
the maintenance of the same, by indenture. By the keeper and C. 



^^^ CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



234g Membrane 21 — eont. 

To the same. Order to deliver to ^Villiam le Ferour, the king's yeoman, 
keeper of his great horses, 1221 quarters of beans and peas for the 
maintenance of those horses, by indenture. 

Aug. 12. To the treasurar and barons of the exchequer and to the chamberlains, 

Windsor. Order to account with ]\Iaster Thomas Powys, keeper of the hall of the 
scholars whom the king maintains at Cambridge by his alms, for all the 
sums of money received by him by the hands of the abbot of Waltham and 
the sheriff of cos. Cambridge and Huntingdon and at the receipt of the 
exchequer for his wages and those of the thirty-four scholars, from 1 May 
in the 14th year of the reign until 1 August last, allowing him Ad. a day 
for himself and 2d. a day for each of the scholars and '■Id. a day for every 
other scholar beyond the thirty- four whom he has received into that hall by 
the king's order, so that if the number of the scholars for the said time is 
diminished by death or other reasonable cause then the portion of the 
wages of those lacking shall be withdrawn from such allowance, and if 
anything is found to be due to the keeper and scholars for their wages for 
the said time, the treasurer and chamberlains shall give them payment or 
due allowance therefor ; as the king lately granted that Thomas and each 
of the thirty-live scholars should receive M. and %l. a day respectively for 
their wages by the hand of the sheritf of Cambridge and Huntingdon, until 
the king should provide otherwise for their maintenance, and if any sheriff 
should not pay those wages, he should be arrested upon rendering his 
account at the exchequer, until the keeper and scholars should be fully 
satisfied for what was in arrear to them, and afterwards, and on the said 
1 May the king granted to the keeper and the thirty-four scholars, then in 
that hall, that they should receive the 55^. which the said abbot is bound to 
render yearly at the exchequer at Michaelmas for the ferm of the town of 
Waltham, in part satisfaction of the said wages, and the remaining 5-4Z. lO-s. 
by the hands of the sherifi' of the said counties, as is contained in the letters 
patent thereupon, which the said keeper has surrendered to chancery to be 
cancelled. 

Aug. 16. To Robert Pavely, escheator in co. Northampton. Order not to inter- 
Windsor, meddle further with a third part of the lands which belonged to Thomas 
de Norton, tenant in chief, restoring the issues thereof to Peter de Brewes, 
the king's yeoman, to whom the king granted the custody of two parts of 
the said lands, which were in the king's hand by reason of the death of 
Thomas and the minority of his heir, to hold until the heir should come of 
age, without rendering anything thereof, although on 2 July last the king 
ordered the escheator to deliver the said two parts to Peter and the king has 
assigned to Margaret late the wife of Thomas to hold in dower a third part 
of the manor of Norton, co. Southampton, extended at 14Z. 18s. 8r/. yearly, 
a third part of the manor of Fissherton, co. Wilts, extended at SI. 18s. Sd. 
yearly, of the lands which belonged to Thomas, for rendering to Peter, 
during the minority and to the heir when he shall come of age, lOs. 8rf. 
which exceed her said dower. 

Aug. 6. To the sheriff of Suffolk. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be 

Windsor. elected in place of Peter de Scales, who has no lands in the county to 
qualify him. 

^■^i!:^'^'-^~^~'-'y^,^ July 25. To the sheriff of Derby. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be 

"' ^ (y\ M«:--.;5^~";-'vWindsor. elected in place of Robert Sauvage, who has no lands in the county to 

v^ ' " -' \s qualify him and who is insufficiently qualified, as the king has learned by 

\ trustworthy testimony. By p.s, 

f 
/ 



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20 EDWAED III.— Part 2. 



101 



1346. 
Sept. 6. 

The Tower. 



Sept. 21. 
Windsor. 



Membrane 21 — cont. 

To William de Radenore, escheator in co. Hereford and the adjacent march 
of Wales. Order to cause Roger de Mortuo Mari, son and heir of Edmund 
de Mortuo Mari, tenant in chief, to have seisin of all the lands whereof his 
father was seised at his death in his demesne as of fee, except the 
lands which William de Bohun, earl of Northampton, and Elizabeth his wife, 
hold as the dower of Elizabeth of Roger's inheritance, as although Roger 
has not yet proved his age the king has taken his homage for all the lands 
which his father held, and has rendered them to him, to wit, those for 
whose issues or ferm answer was previously made at the exchequer, and 
those for whose issues or ferm answer was previously made at the king's 
chamber. By p.s. [17812.] 

The like to the following, to wit : 

John de Swynnerton, escheator in cos. Salop and Stafford and the 
adjacent march of Wales. 

Thomas de Aspale, escheator in co. Southampton. 

Leo de Perton, escheator in co. Worcester. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer and to the chamberlains. 
Order to view the rolls touching the rendering of the account of Thomas de 
Rokeby, escheator in co. York, and if they find that answer was made to 
the king for the issues of certain lands which Thomas de Cotes of 
Raveneserod held at his death of the king by knight's service, then to 
cause John de Cotes of Ravenserod, son and heir of the said Thomas, to 
have payment of that sum or an assignment for the sum where he may 
quickly be satisfied, as the king ordered the said escheator to amove the 
king's hand from the said lands, restoring the issues thereof to John 
[as in this Calendar 19 Edirard III, jmge 619], and although the escheator 
amoved the king's hand from the lands, he could not restore the issues from 
the time of Thomas's d^ath, because answer was made by him for those 
issues in his account rendered at the exchequer, as he has shown the king, 
and now John has besought the king by his petition before him and his 
council to order the 20^. 4s. 6(/. at which the issues are extended by the rolls 
of the escheator 's account rendered at the exchequer, to be paid to him. 



Aug. 25. 
Windsor. 



MEMBRANE 20. 

To Thomas de Swynford, escheator in cos. Bedford and Buckingham. 
Order to deliver to Ed[mund] son of Richard de Haudlo and to Alesia his 
wife a messuage, 2 bovates of land, 622 acres 3j roods of pasture and 
115.S. 5d. rent in Acle, Brehull and Borstall and the bailiwick of the forest- 
ship of Bernewode and not to intermeddle with the manors and lands held 
of others than the king, restoring the issues thereof, as the king has learned 
by inquisition taken by the escheator that John de Haudlo, at his death, 
held no lands in chief in that bailiwick or of others in his demesne 
as of fee, but that he held for life, in chief, the said messuage, land, pasture 
and rent by the service of serjeanty of keeping the forest of Bernewode and 
of making the steward of the forest yearly 50.?. at Michaelmas and Easter, 
and he held the manors of Borstall, Adyngrave, Okele, Musewell and 12 
tofts, a carucate of land and 70.s. rent in Astclaydon, Bottelleclaydon and 
Middelclaydon for life of others than the king by divers services, of 
the grant of William de Malmesbury and Geoffrey de Scardeburgh, clerks, 
with remainder of all the said manors, lands, tenements and bailiwick to 
Edmund and Alesia, and Edmund's heirs, by divers fines levied in the king's 
court by his licence, and the king has taken Edmund's fealty for the said 
messuage, land, pasture, rent and bailiwick and has given him respite for 
his homage until the king's return to England. 



102 



CALENDAll OF CLOSE liOLLS. 



134C. 

Aug. 11. 

Windsor. 



Aug. 10. 
Windsor. 

Sept. 8. 

Windsor. 



Aug. 30. 
Westminster. 



July 18. 
Windsor. 



Sept. 9. 
Westminster. 



Meiiihraiie 20 — rotit. 

To Stephen de Padiham, Henry Fynche, Reginald Alard and Peter Fissh. 
Order to receive and keep safely what is delivered to them of a ship called 
' la Geonjc,' with the tackle thereof, as the king lately ordered Thomas 
Spygournel, supplying the place of the constable of Dover castle and of the 
warden of the Cinque Ports, to take inquisition by the oath of lawful men of 
Wynchelse, by whom that ship was brought to a place near Wynchelse, where 
it first begun to break, and by whose default it was broken, and to cause 
what could be saved to be taken to land and delivered to Stephen and the 
others by indenture in the presence of the mayor and community of the 
said town, to be kept until further order. By K. 

To the sheriff of Wilts. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be 
elected in place of Walter de Hungerford, who is insufficiently qualified. 

To John de Alveton, escheator in cos. Oxford and Berks. Order to 
deliver to John de Molyns the xnanor of Swyreford, co. Oxford, as the king 
has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that John de Haudlo at 
his death held no lands in his demesne as of fee of the king or any other 
in CO. Oxford, but that he held the said manor for life of the demise of 
Hugh le Despenser, earl of Winchester, who was seised thereof in his 
demesne as of fee and reserved the reversion thereof to himself, and that 
reversion pertained to the king by reason of Hughs forfeiture, and the king 
afterwards granted the remainder to John de ]\Iolyns to hold together with 
the knights' fees, advowsons and all other appurtenances, and the king also 
granted by charter that John de Molyns should enter the manor after the 
death of John de Haudlo, who attorned himself to the said John, to whom 
the manor ought now to remain by virtue of the said grant and attornment, 
and that the manor is held of the king by knight's service, and because it 
is found by inspection of the king's charter, in John's possession, that the 
king granted that reversion to John, the king has taken the fealty of John 
de Molyns for the manor and has given him respite for his homage until the 
king's return to England. By the keeper. 

To the treasurer and chamberlains. Order to cause a tally for the petty 
fee to be levied at the receipt of the exchequer and delivered to Richard de 
Thoresby, keeper of the hanaper of chancery, in his discharge, as Richard 
has delivered two charters of petty fee to Philip de Whitton, quit of that 
fee by order of the council. By C. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause allowance 
to be made to Robert -Bertram, sheritl' of Northumberland, for the time 
when they find, by his oath, that he has retained ten men at arms towards 
the march of Scotland for the year then following, or until further order, 
at the king's wages, in accordance with the king's order to him, by writ of 
pri\7' seal, on 25th October last. 

To Thomas de Rokeby, escheator in co. York. Order to take the fealty 
of John son and heir of Ed[mund] de Tweng, in accordance with the form 
of a schedule enclosed with these presents, for rendering his relief at the 
exchequer, and to cause him to have seisia of a tenement in Southbrunne in 
that county and of a third part of the manor of Corneburgh in that county, 
as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that Joan, 
late the wife of John de Tweng, at her death, held no lands in her demesne 
as of fee in that county, but that she held in dower of the inheritance of 
John the said tenenient in chief by the service of 4ths of a knight's fee, 
and the said third part of another than the king, and that John is of full 
age, and the king has given him respite for his homage until the king's 
return to England. 

Varati'd because ivord for irurd on t/ie roll of Fines, 



20 EDWARD III.— Part 2. 



103 



1346. 

Aug. 24. 

Westminster. 



Sept. 24. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 20 — cont. 

To the justices of the Bench. Order to charge all clerks and others of 
the Common Bench, on the king's behalf, to aid Walter de Jernemuth and 
his deputies to levy and collect the money due for the seals of judicial writs, 
as often as necessary, as on 7 July last the king granted to Walter that he 
should receive all the issues and fees of the king's seals on all judicial writs 
in the King's Bench and the Common Bench, for life, rendering 250 marks 
yearly to the clerk of the hanaper of chancery, at terms contained in an 
indenture made thereupon between the king and Walter. 

The like to W^illiam Scot and his fellows, justices appointed to hold pleas 
before the king. 

To William de Langele, escheator in co. Kent. Order not to inter- 
meddle further with the abbey of St. Augustine's, Canterbury, void 
by the death of William, the last abbot, after taking a simple seisin 
within the gates of the abbey in the name of the king's royal lordship, 
restoring the issues thereof to the prior and convent, saving to the king 
the knights' fees, adowsons and escheats which fall in during the void- 
ance and the custody of the lands acquired by the abbey after 1 September 
in the ninth year of the late king's reign, as on that day the said 
king granted that the prior and convent should have the" custody of 
the abbey during the next voidauce for paying GOO marks to the king, 
and thenceforth at every voidance, saving to the king the knights' fees, 
advowsons and escheats as aforesaid, which escheats at the conclusion of the 
voidance, after the fealty of the abbot elect is confirmed, should remain to 
the abbot, prior and convent, for rendering 600 marks for a half year or less, 
to wit 300 marks within two months from the beginning of the voidance 
and the remaining 300 marks before the end of the two months following, 
so that if the voidance should endure for a year beyond the half year, the 
prior and convent should render 1,000 marks for the entire year, and /iro 
rata for any additional time, and that no escheator or other minister 
should intermeddle with the custody of the abbey by reason of a voidance 
except to take a simple seisin in the form aforesaid and to depart 
immediately without taking anything. 



MEMBRANE 19. 

Sept. 6. To the collectors of customs in the ports of Newcastle upon Tyne and 

Windsor. Hertilpol for the present or the future. Order to pay to John de Queldryk, 
yeoman of the king's chandlery, what is in arrear to him from 5 October 
last of his fees and wages as*\veigher of wool, hides and wool fells in those 
ports, and to pay him such fees and wages henceforth, as on the said 5 
October the king granted that office to John, for his good service to himself 
and the late king to hold for life, receiving the customary wages therein. 
h't crat patens. 

Sept. 1. To Simon Basset, escheator in co. Gloucester and the adjacent march of 

Westminster. Wales. Order to take the fealty of Maud de Kele according to the form of 
a schedule enclosed with these presents, and not to intermeddle further 
with a messuage, 3 -carucates of land and 73s. M. rent in Newelond, 
restoring the issues thereof to her, as the king ordered the escheator to 
certify him why the lands of Howel son of John ap Howel in le Neweland 
had been taken into the king's hand, and the escheator returned that he 
had so taken that land and rent, which are held in chief, because he was 
informed that Howel alienated them to one Gilbert Hachard, chaplain, and 
Gilbert re-enfeoffed Howel and Maud without obtaining the king's licence 



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1346. 



July 29. 

Windsor. 



Sept. 12. 
Westminster. 



Sept. IG. 
Westminster, 



Sept. 12. 
Westminster. 



Oct. 16. 

Windsor. 



Menihianc 19 — ront. 

and afterwards Maud came and showed the king's charter of licence, 
wherefore the escheator did nothing else, and it appears by inspection of 
the king's letters patent shown in chancery that the king, by tine which 
Howel made with him, gave him licence to enfeoff Gilbert with the said 
messuage, land and rent, and to Gilbert to grant the same to Howel and 
Maud to hold for their life. 

To Richard de Thoresby, keeper of the hanaper of chancery. Order to 
deliver to John liernohous of Sparkwell, of co. Devon, the king's letters 
patent testifying that both John's ears were maliciously cut off without his 
fault by certain mariners, quit of the fee due thereon. By K. 

To the sheriff' of Hereford. Order to cause a coroner for that county to 
be elected in place of Thomas Brayn, who is insufficiently qualified. 

To the sheriff' of Warwick. Order to cause a coroner for that county to 
be elected in place of John de Wendak, who is so weak that he cannot 
exercise the duties of his office. 

To the sheriff' of York for the present or the future. Order to pay to 
Nicholas de Harwod what is in arrear to him of 2d. daily and to pay him 
2(/. daily henceforth, in accordance with the king's grant to him on 80 May 
in the 15th year of the reign, for his good service to himself and the late 
king, of 2(/. to be received daily for life by the hands of the sheriff of that 
county. Et erat patens. 

The like to the same, for the following, to wit : 
Adam de Kyngeston. 
William de Allerton. Et erant patentes. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Chichester. Order to pay to 
Henry Pycard or to his attorney 20s. of the subsidy on every sack of wool 
taken from that port to pjxrts beyond, until he is satisfied for BOOL of a sum 
of 2,000 marks, as by agreements made between the king and Henry and 
his fellows, merchants, concerning a loan made by them to the king, he 
granted to them 20.s. of the subsidy of 40.s. on every sack of wool taken out 
of the realm, until they should be satisfied for 35,000 marks, as is contained 
in the indenture made thereupon, and afterwards, by reason of a loan of 
2,000 marks which Henry made to the king in aid of the expedition of his 
affairs in Flanders, the king granted that after Henry and his fellows were 
satisfied for the 35,000 marks, Henry should receive 20.s. of the subsidy 
until he was satisfied for 2,000 marks in allowance of debts in which the 
king is bound by letters patent and bills of the wardrobe to men of England, 
so that he should surrender thos'e letters and bills to chancery, and the king 
ordered satisfaction to be made to Henry and his fellows for the 35,000 marks 
of the issues of the customs in divers ports of the realm, and Henry has 
surrendered the said letters patent and bills for 2,000 marks at the receipt 
of the exchequer, as William de Edyngton, the treasurer, has certified in 
chancery. By p.s. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to supersede the 
demand made upon the prioress and nuns of Chesthunt for 4.s. by reason of 
the tenth and fifteenth granted by the laity of the realm for two years in 
the 18th year of the reign, as the prioress and nuns have sho-\vn the king 
that their house is so slenderly endowed that its possessions do not suffice 
for their maintenance unless they are helped by the alms of the faithful, 
and it has not been assessed or taxed at any tenth, fifteenth or other quota 
granted to the king by the clergy or laity before these times on account of 
its poverty, yet because the taxers and collectors of the said tenth and 



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1346. 



Sept. 18. 
Westminster. 



Oct. 2. 
Westminster . 



Sept. 30. 
Westminster. 



Oct. 1. 
Westminster. 



, Membrane 19— cant. 

fifteenth have assessed the prioress and nuns at 4s. for these things in 
Chesthunt, co. Hertford, the treasurer and barons distrain them for that 
sum, whereupon they have besought the king to deal graciously with them. 

ByC. 

To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port 
of London. Order to pay to Queen Isabel or to her attorney, 2oOl. for 
Michaelmas term in accordance with the king's grant to her of 500^. to be 
received yearly for her life in each of the ports of London, Boston and 
Kyngeston upon Hull. 

The like to the following, to wit : 

The collectors of that custom in the port of Boston. 

The collectors of that custom in the port of Kyngeston upon Hull. 

To the sherifi' of Warwick. Order to pay to Hervey de Mohun, 5 marks 
for Michaelmas term last, in accordance with the king's grant to him at the 
request of Blanche, lady of Wake, of 10 marks, to be received yearly for life 
of the issues of that county, in lieu of 10 marks yearly previously granted 
to him to be received at the exchequer. 

To the sherift' of York. Order to restore to John Gramary his lands, 
goods and chattels with the issues of his lands, which were taken into the 
king's hand on his being indicted before William Scot and his fellows, 
justices appointed to hold pleas before the king at York, of the death of 
Alexander son of William de Balne, 'smyth' of Pontefract, as he has 
purged his innocence before William, archbishop of York, ordinary of the 
place, to whom he was delivered by the justices in accordance with the 
privilege of the clergy. 

To the sheriff of Salop. Order to pay to John de Wyndesore, the king's 
yeoman, what is in arrear to him of 7i'/. daily from 22 May in the 16th 
year of the reign, and to pay him that sum henceforth, in accordance with 
the king's grant to him on that day of the constableship of Shrewsbury 
castle, to hold for life, as John de Hethey, deceased, held it, receiving l^d. 
a day for his wages by the hands of the sheriff of Salop, together with the 
customary fees. 



Sept. 10. 
Westminster. 



Aug. 21. 
Westminster. 



Sept. 12. 
Westminster. 



MEMBRANE 18. 

To the sheriff of Huntingdon. Order to cause a coroner for that county 
to be elected in place of Kobert de Bevyll, deceased. 

To the sheriff' of Huntingdon. Ordei- to cause a verderer for the forest of 
Wauberge to be elected in place of Robert de Bevill, deceased. 

To Reginald Forester, escheator in cos. Surrey and Sussex. Order to 
assign dower to Joan late the wife of John Bernak, tenant in chief, of all 
the lands which belonged to her husband, in the presence of Robert de 
Uft'ord, earl of Suffolk, to whom the king committed the custody of all the 
lands which belonged to John, under a certain form, upon her taking oath 
that she will not marry without the king's licence. He shall send that 
assignment to the king, so that it may be enrolled in chancery. 

The like to William de Middelton, escheator in cos. Norfolk and Sufl'olk. 

To the sheriff of Leicester. Order to cause a coroner for that county to 
be elected in place of Philip de Folevill, who is so weak that he cannot 
uravail to exercise the duties of his office. 



1Q6 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1346. 



Membrane 18 — cont. 



Sept. 14. To the sheriff of Worcester. Order to cause a coroner for that county to 

Westminbter. i,q elected in place of John Aylewyne, who does not make continual stay in 
that county, wherefore he cannot exercise the duties of his oftice. 

Sept. 13. John de IJlakeburn of Notyngham, imprisoned at Notyngbam for trespass 

Westminster, of vert and venison in Shyrewode forest, has a writ to Ralph de Nevill, 
keeper of the Forest beyond Trent, or to him who supplies his place in 
Shyrewode forest, to bail him. 

Sept. 15. To the sheriff of Lincoln. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be 
Westminster, elected in place of Richard son of John de Cotes, who has no lands in the 
county to qualify him. 

Sept. 15. To John de Alveton, escheator in CO. Oxford. Order to deliver to Robert 

Westminster. Jy Hildesle, knight, and Isabel bis wife, late the wife of Richard son of 
John de Hai dlo, 20 messuages 2 carucates of land in Hedyndon and the 
bailiwick of the forestry of Shottore and Stowode, and not to intermeddle 
further with the manors held of others than the king, restoring the issues 
thereof to Robert and Isabel, as the king has learned by incjuistion taken by 
the escheator that John de Haudlo at his death held for life the said 
messuages, land and bailiwick, which are held in chief by the service of 
keeping the said forests, and that he held the manors of Chadelynton and 
Shuppenbull for life of others than the king, of the gift and grant of 
Eustace de Eton, chaplain, and of (xeoffrey de Scardeburgh, chaplain, with 
remainder to the said Richard and Isabel and the heirs of Richard's body, 
by a fine levied in the king's court by his licence, and because Robert is 
staying in parts beyond the sea, in the king's service, in the company of 
Thomas de Bello Campo, earl of ^^'arwick, as has been testified, the king 
has given him respite for his homage until the king's return to England. 

Sept. 15. To William de Langele, escheator in co. Kent. Order not to intermeddle 
Westminster, further with the manors of Tremworth, Haudlo, Crundale, Vanne, Ore and 
Assheden and 10/. rent in Canterbury, restoring the issues thereof to Robert 
de Hildesle, knight, and Isabel his wife, late the wife of Richard son of John 
de Haudlo, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator 
that John de Haudlo at his death held for life the said manors and rent of 
the gift and grant of Eustace de Eton, chaplain, and of Geoffrey de 
Scardeburgh, chaplain, with remainder to Richard and Isabel and Richard's 
heirs, by a fine levied in the king's court and that the manors and rent are 
held of others than the king, by divers services. 

To Simon Basset, escheator in co. Gloucester. The like order for the 
manors of Colne St. Dilwyny, Hatherop and Wyke in that county, which 
John de Haudlo held for life of the grant of the said Eustace and Geoffrey. 

Sept. 24. To John de Coggeshale, escheator in co. Essex. Order not to intermeddle 

Westminster, with the lands which belonged to Margaret, late the wife of Geoffrey de 

Cornub[ia] , tenant in chief, w^hich have been taken into the king's hand 

by reason of the minority of her heir, as the king has reserved all those 

lands to his chamber. 

The like to Hervey Tyrel, escheator in co. Devon. 

Sept. 20. To John de Swynnerton, escheator in co. Stafford. Order not to inter- 

Westminster. meddle further with the custody of the manors of Kynefare and Storton 
and of the forest of Kynefare, restoring the issues thereof, as the king lately 
gave licence to Henry de Mortuo Mari, who holds the said custody for life 
by the king's grant, to grant his estate therein to Edward atte Wode, the 
king's yeoman, to hold for life, rendering at the exchequer yearly the ferm 



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1346. 



Oct. 1. 

Elthani. 



Oct. 3. 

Weetminster 



Oct. "5, 
Windsor. 

Oct. 1. 

Windsor. 



Oct. 2. 

Westminster 



Meinbrane 18 — cont. 

which Henry ought to have rendered for life for the same, and which the 
heir of Hugh Tyrel, tenant in chief, a minor in the king's wardship, to 
whom the custody pertains after Henry's death, ought also to render, and 
the king also granted that if Henry should die during the said minority, 
whereby that custody ought to pertain to the king until the heir should 
come of age, then Edward should have that custody until that time, and if 
the heir should die during his minority then Edward should have the 
custody until the next heir should come of age, and so from heir to heir, for 
rendering the said ferm yearly. 

To the mayor and bailiffs of Chichester. Order to pay to Maud de Pirye 
sometime the nurse of John de Eltham, the king's brother, and of Joan his 
sister, or to her attorney, what is in arrear to her of 'SOL for the ferm of 
that city for Michaelmas term last, in accordance with the king's grant to 
her of 301. to be received yearly for life of that ferm. [Cj. atj)aije2Q above.] 

To the sheriff of Leicester. Order to cause a coroner for that county to 
be elected in place of William de Dunstaple, who is so sick and weak that 
he cannot travail to execute the duties of his office. 

To the sheriff" of Sussex. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be 
elected in place of Robert Colkyn, who is insufficiently qualified. 

Roger le White of Fynchamstede, imprisoned at Wyndesore for trespass 
of vert in Wyndesore forest, has a writ to Thomas de Berkele, keeper of the 
Forest this side Trent, or to him who supplies his place, to bail him. 

To Walter de Jernemuth. Order to pay to xinthony Bache and Argenta 
his wife, or to their attorney, 50 marks for Michaelmas term last, in 
accordance with the king's grant to them of 100 marks to be received yearly 
at the exchequer for their life, and by other letters patent, the king assigned 
to them the said 100 marks to be received yearly by Walter s hands for ten 
years beginning from 23 August last, of the 250 marks which Walter is 
bound to render yearly to the king for the profit of the fee of the king's 
seals in both Benches. 



Sept. 11. 
Westminster 



MEMBRANE 17 

To John de Okore, Jieeper of the lands Avhich belonged to Adam de 
Peshale, now in the king's hands for certain causes. Order not to inter- 
meddle further with the manor of Cressewell, saving to the king the goods 
and chattels therein which belonged to Adam, restoring the issues thereof 
to John de Eyton of Wildemor, as lately at John's suit showing that he 
had seized that manor into his hand after the death of Henry de Crassewell, 
knight, who held it of John in chief, by knight service, as a custody 
pertaining to him, until the majority of Joan and Elizabeth, Henry's 
daughters and heirs, and had demised it to Joan late the wife of Henry his 
daughter, to hold at will, and the king had caused the manor to be 
seised into his hand among the other lands which belonged to Adam, 
formerly Joan's husband, and had reserved it to his chamber, and John 
beseeching the king to order the manor to be restored to him, the king 
appointed Thomas de Halughton, Henry de Greystoke and John de Okore 
to take an inquisition upon the matter by the oath of lawful men of co, 
Stafford, by which it is found that the manor is held of John by knight's 
service, and that Henry died seised thereof in his demesne as in fee tail, and 
that after Henry's death John seised it as his custody until Henry's heirs 



108 



CALENI>All OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1346. 



Sept. 28. 

Windsor. 



Oct. 4. 

Westminster. 



Oct. 9. 

Westminster. 



Oct. 8. 
Windsor. 

Sept. 29. 
Eltham. 



Oct. 8. 
Windsor. 



Membrane 17 — cvnt. 

should come of age, and continued that seisin until Adam married Joan, 
when he piomised Adam to enter the manor and hold it at John's will 
in aid of the maintenance of Joan and of Henry's daughters and heirs, 
without any deed being made thereupon, and that Simon de Ruggeleye, 
sheriff of that county, seised that manor into the king's hand among the 
other lands which belonged to Adam, on account of his rebellion, and that 
John never released the manor to Adam, and Henry did not hold elsewhere 
in chief. 

To the sheriff of Oxford and Berks for the present or the future. Order 
to pay to Thomas (sic) Edith, late the wife of Richard Whytot, sometime 
butler of the king's household, who long served both the present and the 
late king in that office, what is in arrear to her of 6^. yearly from 20 
February in the 12th year of the reign, and to pay her 61. yearly henceforth, 
in accordance with the king's grant to her on the said 20 February of 6/. to 
be received yearly for life of the issues of those counties, in aid of her 
maintenance. Et nat patens. 

To the sheriff of Leicester. Order to cause a coroner for that county to 
be elected in place of William Goldsmyth, who is so sick and weak that he 
cannot travail to execute the duties of his office. 

To the rector of the church of St. Dunstan West, in Fletestret, London. 
Order to pay to Roger de Stretford, chaplain in the chapel of the conversi, 
London, 6 marks for the present year, and 6 marks yearly for life, in 
accordance with the king's grant to Roger on 26 March last of the office of 
chaplain there, receiving 6 marks yearly pension for his maintenance by 
the hands of the rector of that church. 

To the sheriff" of Essex. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be 
elected in place of Walter Odyn, deceased. 

To the sheriff" of Nottingham and Derby. Order to pay to Nicholas de la 
Despense, the king's yeoman, or to his attorney, lOZ. for Michaelmas term, 
in accordance with the king's grant to him of 20^. to be received yearly of 
the issues of those counties, for life, in recompence for 201. of land yearly 
of the lands which belonged to William de Bredon, in co. Derby, which the 
late king granted to Nicholas to hold at will, and which were restored to 
William with the assent of parliament, which grant of 20^. of the said issues 
was first made to Nicholas for his good service to the king, the late king and 
Queen Isabel, to hold at will, and on 3 May in the 13th year of the reign 
the king granted that Nicholas should receive the said 20/. for life, for his 
good service to the king and Queen Philippa. 

To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool- fells in the port 
of London. Order to pay to Henry Pycard or to Simon de Garton, his 
attorney, 20s. of the subsidy on every sack of wool taken from that port to 
parts beyond until he is satisfied for 3,076/, 10s. i^d., as by agreements 
made with Henry, the king, on 28 January last, granted that he should 
have 20s. of the said subsidy until he was satisfied for a certain sum con- 
tained in an indenture made between the king and him, and by divers writs 
the king ordered Reginald de Conductu and Adam Lucas, the late collectors 
of the said custom in that port, and John de Weston and Thomas Perle, 
afterwards collectors there, to pay 20s. of the subsidy to Henry or his attorney 
until he should be satisfied for 9,000/. in part satisfaction of the said sum, 
and Reginald and Adam paid him 629/. 8s. Id. and John and Thomas paid 
him 5,294/. 12i(/. of that sum by virtue of the said orders, as is found by 
their certificates sent into chancery. By K. 



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loi/^ Membrane 17 — cant. 

Oct, 26. To the collectors of customs in the port of Kyngeston upon Hull. The 

The Tower, ijj^y order to pay 20.s. of the subsidy to Henry until he is satisfied for 
2,276Z. In. 3'/., as the king- ordered Walter de Kelby and Thomas de 
Lyndeseye, late collectors in that port, to pay him 20.s. of the subsidy until 
he should be satisfied for 6,000/., and they paid him 3,728Z. 12.s. dd. as 
appears by their certificate. By K. 

The like to the collectors of customs in the following ports to pay the 
following sums to Henry, to wit : 

The collectors of customs in the port of Boston for 3,123Z. 5.s. lO^d. 
remaining of 6,273Z. 6.s. 8(1., of which Henry received 3,110/. Os. y|-^/. 
as appears by the certificate of Henry de Aylynton and Philip de 
Ratheby, late collectors of customs in that port. 
The collectors of customs in the port of London for 5-4G/. 2s. 3f(/. of 
800/., of which Henry received 253/. 17s. S^d. as appears by the 
certificate of John de Wyk and Nicholas Lony, late collectors of 
customs in the port of Southampton with clause ordering the 
collectors of customs in the port of Southampton to supersede the 
payment to Henry of the said 546/. 2.s. 3f(/. By K. 

The collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port 
of London for 250/. 10s. dd. of 400/. in the port of Great Yarmouth, 
of which Henry received 149/. 9s. 3'/. as appears by the certificate of 
Thomas de Drayton and William Motte, late collectors of customs in 
the port of Great Yarmouth, with a like clause. 
The collectors etc. in the port of London, for 451/. 12s. S^d. of 500/. 
in the port of Ipswich, of which Henry received 48Z. 7s. 8^d. as 
appears by the certificate of Ed[mund] Petygard and John de 
Preston, late collectors of customs in the port of Ipswich, with a like 
clause. By K. 

Oct. 2. To the collectors of the petty custom in the port of London. Order to 

Westminster, pay to Queen Philippa or to her attorney 297/. 2s. lid. for Michaelmas 
term last, in accordance with the king's grant to her of 891 marks 5.s. 9f(/. 
to be received yearly of the issues of that custom for the maintenance and 
expenses of the king's children, until he shall have ordained otherwise 
for the same. 



Oct. 12. 

Windsor. 



Sept. 30. 
Westminster. 



Oct. 18. 
The Tower. 



MEMBRANE 16. 

To the sheriff of Berks. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be 
elected in place of John de Mountford, who is insufficiently qualified. 

To the sheriff of Cumberland. Order to cause a coroner for that county 
to be elected in place of William le Taillour of Auldstonmore, who does 
not stay in the county and has no lands there whereof he can answer the 
king and his people in accordance with the statute. 

To Walter de Chiryton and Thomas de Swanland, the king's merchants, 
and to the other merchants to whom the king granted all the customs and 
subsidies in all the ports of England. Order to pay to Queen Philippa or 
to her attorney, 1,000/. for Michaelmas term last, in accordance with the 
king's grant to her on lo June last of 1,000/. for each of the two following 
years in aid of her charges and expenses in the maintenance of the king's 
children. 

To John de Coggeshale, escheator in cos. Essex and Hertford. Order not 
to intermeddle further with certain lands in the town of Reede, co. Hertford, 



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134g Mdiihiduc 16 — cont. 

restorinj,' the issues thereof, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by 
the escheator that Ralph le Chamherleyn of lleede, at his death, held no 
lands in his demesne as of fee or in service, in chief, in that bailiwick, but 
that he held the said lands of Thomas de Scallar' by the service of a moiety 
of a knight's fee. 

Oct. 14. To John dc Co""eshale, escheator in co. Essex. Order to dehver to 

e lower Xichohis son of John de Haudlo, the manors of Hamme, Great Holand and 
Borham, a plot and 20 acres of land called 'Topynges' in Hatfeld Peverel 
and certain hinds in Waltham, and not to intermeddle further with the 
manor of Walkefares and certain lands in Lathyndon and Waltham which 
are held of others than the king, restoring the issues thereof to Nicholas, as 
the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that John at his 
death held no lands in his demesne as of fee or in service, in chief, in that 
county, but that he held there for life the manors of Esthamme and 
Westhamme with appurtenances, called the manor of Hamme, Great 
Holand, Borham and the manor called Walkefares, the said plot and lands 
in Hatfeld and certain lands in Little Waltham, as parcel of the manor of 
Borham and certain lands in Lathyndon of the gift and grant of Geoflrey 
de Scardeburgh, parson of Onebuiy church and of Thomas Asselote, parson 
of Wolstanton church, with remainder to Nicholas, by a hue levied in the 
king's court by his licence, and that the manor of Hamme is held in chief 
as parcel of the barony of Mofichet by the service of half a knight's fee, the 
manor of Great Holand, in chief as of the same barony by the service of a 
knight's fee, and the manor of Borham, the plot and land in Hatfeld 
Peverel and the lands in \\altham, in chief as of the honour of Boulogne 
by the service of a knight's fee, and the manor of Walkefares, and the lands 
in Lathynden are held of others than the king by divers services, and the 
king has taken the fealty of Nicholas for the manors and lands which are 
so held in chief, and has given him respite for his homage until the. king's 
return to England. By the keeper. 

To John de Coggeshale, escheator in cos. Essex and Hertford. Order 
to deliver to Nicholas son of John de Haudlo etc. ' mutatis mutandis,' as 
the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that John at 
his death held no lands in his demesne as of fee, or in service, in chief, 
but that he held in co. Essex certain lands in Stanstede Mountfichet and 
in CO. Hertford a messuage and 240 acres of land in the town of Berle, 
for life ; of the gift and grant of Geoffrey de Scardeburgh, parson of 
Onebury church and Thomas Asselote, parson of Wolstanton church, with 
remainder to Nicholas, by the king's licence, and the lands in Stanstede 
Mounfichet are held in chief as parcel of the barony of Mofichet by the 
third part of a knight's fee, and the messuage and land in Berle are held 
of others than the king by divers services, and the king has taken the 
fealty of Nicholas for the lands in Stanstede Mounfichet, and has given 
him respite for his homage until the king's return to England. 

By the keeper. 

To Leo de Perton, escheator in co. Worcester. Order to deliver to 
Nicholas son of John de Haudlo a third part of the manor of Kiderminstre, 
and not to intermeddle further with the manor of Snodesbury and a moiety 
of the manor of Wyk, restoring the issues thereof to him, as the the king has 
learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that John at his death held 
in that county the said third part, manor and moiety for life of the gift 
and grant of Geoffrey de Scardeburgh, parson of Onebury church, and 
Thomas Asselote, parson of Wolstanton church, with remainder to 
Nicholas, by the king's licence, and that the third part is held in chief 



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1346. 



Oct. 20. 

Westminster. 



Oct. 20. 

Westminster. 



Oct. 16. 

Windsor 



Membrane 16 — cant. 

by the service of a third part of a ninth part of a knight's fee, and the 
manor and moiety are held of another than the king by divers services ; 
and the king has taken Nicholas's fealty for the third part and given him 
respite etc. as above. 

To John de Swynnerton, escheator in cos. Salop and Statibrd. Like 
order to deliver to Nicholas son of John de Haudlo etc. ' imitatis ijiutandis,' 
as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that John at 
his death held no lands in his demesne as of fee, but that he held for life 
the manors of Holgote, Ijongedon, Welynton and Acton Burnel and certain 
lands in Clia St. Margaret, 6.s. 8^/. rent in Prestesweston, which is parcel of 
the manor of Longedon, a yearly rent of 15.s. in Ardeston, a yearly rent of 
20.S. in Uppyndon, Eomeshurst and Pulileye, which are parcels of the 
manor of Welynton, a yearly rent of 40.s. in Acton Pigot, a yearly rent of 
20s'. in Cantelope, a yearly rent of GO.s. in Russhebury, a yearly rent of 50.s. 
in Roughton, a messuage and a carucate of land in Little ]\Iillinghope and 
certain lands in Thongelond, co. Salop, and certain lands in Horewode, co. 
Statibrd, of the gift and grant of Geoti'rey de Scardeburgh, parson of 
Onebury, church and Thomas Asselote, parson of Wolstanton church, with 
remainder to Nicholas, by a fine levied in the king's court by his licence, 
and that the manor of Holgote, and the lands in Clia are held in chief by 
the service of a knight's fee as of the honour of i\Iontgomery, the manor of 
Longedon and rent in Prestesweston are held in chief by the service of a 
fourth part of a knight's fee as of the same honour, the manor of Welynton 
and rents in Ardeston, Uppyngdon, Eomeshurst and Pulileye are held in 
chief by the service of half a knight's fee ; the rent in Acton Pigot is held 
in chief by the service of a sixteenth part of a knight's fee, as of the same 
honour, and the lands in Horewode are held in chief as of the manor of 
Kynefare, by the service of 22s., and the manor of Acton Burnel, the 
messuage, land and rents in Cantelope, Russhebury, Roughton, Little 
Millinghope and Thongelond, are held of others than the king by divers 
services, and the king has taken the fealty of Nicholas and given him respite 
for his homage, as above. 

To Thomas de Foxle, constable of Wyndesore castle. Order to deliver to 
the chaplains celebrating divine service in Wyndesore chapel, the bread, 
wine and other things necessary for celebrating there from INIichaelmas last 
until Michaelmas next. 

To Richard de Thoresby, keeper of the hanaper of chancery. Order to 
deliver to the chaplains of the chantry in Wyndesore castle a charter by 
which the king granted that eight chaplains and two clerks of that chantry 
shall be admitted to the table of the king's hall or of his consort, among 
the guests, as often as they are staying in the castle, or shall have their 
liveries in food and drink, and also that they shall receive the oblations 
brought to the chapel there, quit of the fee. By K. 

To William de Clynton, earl of Huntyndon, fermor of the priory of 
Treweleghe, in the king's hand by reason of the war with France. Order 
to pay to Gawayn Corder or to his attorney 20^. for Easter term last, in 
accordance with the king's grant to him on 18 February in the 16th year of 
the reign of 40^. ; to be received yearly of the ferm of that priory, so long 
as it shall remain in the king's hands. 

To John de Wesenham and his fellows to whom the king granted the 
customs and subsidies in all the ports of England, under a certain form. 
Order to pay to Thomas de CoUeye or to Alan de Upsale, his substitute. 



112 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE R0LL8. 



1346. 



Oct. 20. 
Westminster. 



Mfiiihiiinc 16 — ront. 

what is arrear to liiin of his wa<,'es as conti'oller of the custom of wool, hides 
and wool-fells and of the custom of 3'/. a pound and other small customs 
and prest.s in the port of Kyngeston upon Hull, which office the king 
committed to him to hold during pleasure, from the time that John has 
had the said subsidies and customs. 

To Thomas de Foxle, constable of Wyndesore castle. Order to pay to 
Ralph de Dodlesford what is in arrear to him of his wages and to pay him 
such wages henceforth, as the king committed to him the office of surveyor 
of the king's works in \\'yndesore castle and in his manor and parks of 
Wyndesore, and of the palings and hays about the new and old parks, 
Wyndesore, and in his manor of Kenyngton and of the enclosure with wall 
and paling about his park at Kenyngton, to hold during pleasure, receiving 
such wages as Alexander le Peyntour, deceased, received m the same office. 

To the same. Order to pay wages and the arrears thereof to the 
following, to wit: to the janitor of each gate of Wyndesore, receiving id. 
daily, to Thomas le Rotour, one of the viewers of the king's works, 
receiving 2(1. daily, to John de Wyndesore, gardener of the king's garden 
without the castle, receiving 2k(L daily, to four watchmen of the castle, each 
one receiving 2d. daily, and to Ralph de la More, clerk of the king's works 
in the castle, receiving 2<l. daily. 



MEMBrxAXE 15. 

Oct. 29. To John de Wesenham and his fellows, merchants to whom the king 

Westminster, granted the customs and subsidies in all the ports of the realm, under a 
certain form. Order to pay to William de Bohun, earl of Northampton, or 
to his attorney, 350/. for Michaelmas term, in accordance with the king's 
grant to him of 400Z., 150Z. and 150/. to be received yearly of the issues of 
the customs in the ports of London, Kyngeston upon Hull and Boston, 
respectively, until certain lands which others hold for life revert to him. 

To the shei'iifs of London. Like order, ^ nnttatis inntandis,' to pay 1001. 
to the said earl for Michaelmas term, in accordance with the king's grant 
to him of 2001. to be received yearly by the hands of the sherift's of 
London. 

To the sheriff of Essex. Order to pay 501. to the said earl or to his 
attorney for Michaelmas term, in accordance with the king s grant to him 
of 100/. to be received yearly of the issues of that county. 

To the sheriff of Northampton. Like order to pay the earl 10/. for the 
same term, in accordance with the king's grant to him of 20/. to be 
received yearly of the issues of that county. 

Oct. 8. To the sheriff of York. Order to pay to Margery late the wife of Duncan 

Windsor. de Freudraght 21 marks Qs. Hd. in accordance with the king's grant to her 
of 49 marks to be received yearly of the issues of that county, during 
pleasure, in recompence for the manor of Briggestok, co. Northampton, 
which she held at will, and which the king assigned to Queen Isabel to 
hold for life. 

Oct. 3. To John de Wyndesore, escheator in cos. Warwick and Leicester. Order 

Westminster, not to intermeddle further with the manors of Overton Quatermars and 

Gouteby, co. Leicester, restoring the issues thereof, as the king has learned 

by inquisition taken by the escheator that John Maureward at his death 



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118 



1346. 



Oct. 14. 
The Tower. 



Membrane 15 — cant. 

held no lands in his demesne as of fee, in chief, in that bailiwick, whereby 
the custody of his lands ought to pertain to the king, but that he held the 
said manors in his demesne as of fee of others than the king by divers 
services. 

To Reginald Forester, escheator in cos. Surrey and Sussex. Order not to 
intermeddle further with certain lands in Hamme in the parish of Kyngeston 
upon Thames, Hacchesham and Retherhuthe, restoring the issues thereof 
to Nicholas son of John de Haudlo, as the king has learned by inquisition 
taken by the escheator that John at his death held no lands in chief in his 
demesne as of fee or of any other in that bailiwick, but that he held the 
said lands in co. Surrey for life of the gift and grant of Geoffrey de 
Scardeburgh, parson of Onebury church, and Thomas Asselote, parson of 
Wolstanton church, with remainder to Nicholas by a fine levied in the 
king's court, and that the said lands are held of others than the king by 
divers services. 

To Simon Basset, escheator in co. Gloucester. The like order, ' mutatiH 
mutandis,' as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that 
John de Haudlo at his death held no lands in that bailiwick in fee, but that 
he held in the town of Bristol 8 messuages, 12 shops, 15 cellars, two 
gardens and 62s. rent for life, with remainder to Nicholas his son by a fine 
levied in the king's court, which messuages are held of Queen Philippa in 
free burgage. 

To William de Langele, escheator in co. Kent. Like order, ' mutatis 
mutandis,' as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator 
that John de Haudlo, at his death, held for life the manor of Estwikham, 
of the grant of Geoffrey de Scardeburgh, parson of Onebury church, and 
of Thomas Asselote, parson of Wolstanton church, with remainder to 
Nicholas his son, by a fine levied in the king's court, and that 3 acres of 
land of the manor are held of the manor of Eltham, in ' gavelkynde,' and 
the residue is held of others than the king by divers services, and the king 
has taken the fealty of Nicholas for the said 3 acres. 

To John de Alveton, escheator in co. Oxford. Order to deliver to 
Nicholas son of John de Haudlo the manor of Roulandright in that county, 
as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that John 
de Haudlo held the said manor for life of the gift and grant of Geoffrey de 
Scardeburgh and Thomas Asselot, with remainder to Nicholas, by a fine 
levied in the king's court by his licence, and that the manor is held in 
chief by the service of a ninth part of a knight's fee, and the king has 
taken the fealty of Nicholas and has given him respite for his homage 
until the king's return to England. By the keeper. 

To Richard de Thoresby, keeper of the hanaper of chancery. Order to 
pay to Robert de Burghcher 50^. for Michaelmas term last, in accordance 
with the king's grant to him on 20 December in the 14th year of the 
reign, when he was chancellor, of lOOZ. to be received yearly for life of the 
issues of the hanaper, in recompence for lOOZ. of land which Hugh 
Daudele, earl of Gloucester granted to him for life and which the earl 
resumed into his hand because Robert made stav with the king. 

Oct. 20. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer and to the chamberlains. 

The Tower Order to account with Gilbert de Wendlyngburgh, whom the king lately 

sent to Flanders on his affairs, for his wages for the time that he was 

attendant upon those aft'airs and in going and returning, due after his last 



Oct. 15. 
A'estminster. 



11483 



114 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1346. 



Oct. 16. 

Windsor. 



Oct. 14. 
The Tower. 



Oct. 20. 
The Tower. 



Membrane 15 — cont. 

account rcnrlered at the exchequer, and for the wages of the men at arms 
and archers whom ho retained with him in the king's service in the 
company of Hugh de Hastynges, the captain deputed by the king in 
Flanders, by Hugh's testimony, and also for the payments made by him to 
divers envoys and crossbowmen and for bringing the bows and arrows, 
following the king's armies in those parts, from one place to another, by 
Hugh's view and testimony, and for his passages between England and 
Flanders on those afiairs and for the sums which he received for those 
causes, and after allowing him 40;/. a day for those wages, and the 
customary wages of war for the men at arms and archers retained by him, 
to give him payment or assignment for what is found to be due to hiui, 
provided that he shall answer for the surplus of what he has received in 
this respect exceeding what is due to him by that account. 

By the keeper and C. 

.John Hendy, imprisoned at Marlebergh for trespass of vert and venison 
in the forest of Savernak, has a writ to Thomas de Berkele, keeper of the 
Forest this side Trent, or to him who supplies his place in Savernak forest, 
to bail him. 

To William de Middelton, escheator m co. Norfolk. Order to deliver to 
Nicholas son of John de Haudlo the manor of Billyngford in that county, 
as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that John at 
his death held no lands in chief or of any other in his demesne as of fee in 
that county, but that he held the said manor for life of the gift and grant 
of Geoffrey de Scardeburgh, parson of Onebury church, and of Thomas 
Asselote, parson of Wolstanton church, with remainder to Nicholas, by a 
fine levied in the king's court by his licence, and that the manor is held in 
chief by the service of 6s, 6(/. yearly to the king's hundred of Eynesford, 
and the king has taken Nicholas's fealty. 

To the sheriff of Southampton. Order to cause a verderer for Chute 
forest, CO. Southampton, to be elected in place of John Spyrcok, deceased. 



MEMBRANE 14. 

Oct. 16. To Henry de Alyngton and Philip de Ratheby, late collectors of customs 

Windsor. in the port of Boston. Order to pay to Walter de Chiriton, Thomas de 
Swanlond and their fellows, merchants, or to their attorney, all the money 
of the customs and subsidies in that port except the ancient custom of 
■J mark a sack, from Michaelmas last, as by agreements made with those 
merchants the king granted to them all the customs and subsidies in the 
realm, except the custom of 2s. a tun of wine and the said ancient custom 
which the king has reserved for the fees granted and assigned thereupon, 
so that after those fees have been paid all the residue of the ancient custom 
should remain to those merchants, to hold from the said Michaelmas for 
two years for rendering a certain yearly ferm, as is fully contained in an 
indenture made with the merchants. 
The like to the following, to wit : 

Robert de Angerton and Robert de Shylvyngton, late collectors in the 

port of Newcastle on Tyne. 
William de Beteryng and Geoffrey Drewe of Lenn, late collectors in 

the port of Lenn, 
Thomas de Drayton and William Motte, late collectors in the port of 

Jernemuth. 
Nicholas Lony and John Wyk, late collectors in the port of 
Southampton. 



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115 



1346. 



Oct. 12. 

Windsor. 



Oct. 18. 

Windsor. 



Sept. 30. 
Windsor. 



Membrane 14 — cont. 

To Walter de Kelby and Thomas de Lyndeseye, late collectors of customs 
in the port of Kyngeston upon Hull. Like order for the customs in that 
port, except the ancient custom there, which the king has assigned to 
William de la Pole, and the custom of 2.?. a tun of wine. 

To Thomas de Berkele, keeper of the Forest this side Trent. Order to 
desist from aggrieving William del Peek and Stephen del Peek, his brother, 
the king's clerks, foresters of the ward of Hopedale in the forest of Peak, 
CO. Derby, and to permit them to have ' housbote ' and ' heybote ' and 
pasture for their animals in that ward, without paying anything for 
agistment for the same, as they and their ancestors have been accustomed 
to do, restoring to them anything that he has levied for that cause, as 
before Roger Lestrange {Extraneo) and his fellows, justices in eyre for pleas 
of the Forest in co. Derby, in the 13th year of the reign of Edward I, it 
was decided by the ministers of the said forest, by twenty four jurors and by 
ancient rolls, that the foresters of that forest ought to have ' housbote ' and 
' heibote ' of the king's woods for the repair of their houses of serjeanty, 
whenever necessary, by the view and livery of the chief bailiff of Peak and 
of his foresters and verderers, to wit for repairing the houses in which 
they dwell with oak and other houses of that serjeanty with birch and 
alder, and that they ought to have their pigs nourished in that serjeanty 
quit of pannage in the forest, and also pasture for their cattle nourished in 
their land in serjeanty in the king's pasture in that bailiwick, when that 
pasture is sold or allowed by the bailiff of Peak, and in the time of weighing, 
when the king has agistment in the forest, the foresters there ought to 
have a pig of their choice of those which the king has of agistment, as fully 
appears by the tenor of the record and process of allowances made before 
the justices, which the king caused to come before him in chancery, and 
now the king has learned from William and Stephen that although they 
and all other foresters of that ward have had such ' housbote ' and ' heibote ' 
and pasture without paying anything for agistment, either before or after 
the said eyre, from time out of mind, yet Thomas and his ministers have 
now hindered them from having the same, and distrain them to pay certain 
sums of money for the agistment, whereupon they have besought the king 
to provide a remedy. 

To John de Ravenesholm, keeper of Queen Philippa's forest of Peak, or 

to him who supplies his place there. The like order with respect to 

herbage in Eidale in the said ward, which the said queen committed to 
John for rendering a yearly ferm to her. 

To John de Eston and Hugh de Glanvill and others of the council of 
Queen Philippa. The like order, ' mutatis mutandis.' 

To the sheriff of Norfolk. Order to cause a coroner for that county 
to be elected in place of Hamo de Barsham, who holds no lands in fee in 
that county, according to the statute. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Kyngeston upon Hull. Order 
to permit William de la Pole to receive all the money of the ancient 
custom in that port by his own hands, in accordance with the king's grant 
to him on 11 March last of all that custom there, to be received in aid of his 
maintenance by the view and testimony of the collectors of customs and 
the controller of the same there, in recompence for the manors of 
Brustwyk, Whetele and Gryngele, which the king has caused to be taken 
into his hand, until the king shall restore them to him or satisfy him for 
the money which he paid for them, without rendering anything therefor, 



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1346. 



Oct. 13. 
Windsor. 



Oct. 20. 

Windsor. 



Membrane 14 — ront. 

so that whatever he receives shall be entered in the rolls of the coUectorB 
and controller and that the fees assigned upon that custom to Queen 
Isabel shall be paid to her, and the king wishes William to have a part 
of the coket seal of the port in his custody, under the seal of the collectors, 
for so long as he receives the said custom, and that no letters shall be 
sealed with that seal before the ancient custom has been paid to William. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to allow to the said 
collectors in their account what William receives of the ancient custom by 
virtue of the preceding order, and to discharge both the collectors and 
William of rendering their account at the exchequer. 

To the sherift' of Lincoln. Order to cause a coroner for that county to 
bo elected in place of Richard son of John de Cotes, who has no lands in 
that county to qualify him. 



Oct. 24. 

Windsor. 



Oct. 23. 

Windsor. 



Oct. 3. 
The Tower. 



MEMBRANE 13. 

To the collectors in co. Kent of the tenth and fifteenth last granted by 
the community of the realm. Order to supersede the demand for the 
tenth and fifteenth made upon John de Pulteneye, citizen of London, as 
the late king, on 10 April in the 19th year of his reign, granted that John 
should be quit for life of all tallages, aids and other contributions, saving 
the king's customary prises, which grant the present king ratified on 12 
May in the 14th year of the reign. 

The like to the collectors of that tenth and fifteenth in the following 
counties, to wit : 

Middlesex. 

Hertford. 

Suffolk. 

Cambridge. 



The collectors in co. 
The collectors in co. 
The collectors in co. 
The collectors in co. 



The collectors in co. Leicester. 

To John de Warrenna, earl of Surrey. Order to place such custody upon 
the priory of Lewes and its lands, goods and chattels that the profits and 
emoluments of the priory may be kept safely and committed to the use of 
the monks there for the necessities of the priory, so that nothing thereof be 
taken to parts beyond, as the king is informed that the goods of that priory, 
which is of the earl's patronage, have been wasted, alienated and dissipated 
by the carelessness of the prior, who has sent all the profits and emoluments 
that he could collect to France, contrary to the prohibitions thereupon. 

By C. 

To the mayor and bailift's of Sandwich. Order to dearrest without delay 
a ship called ' la cofn/e Seiut Pierc ' of Verniewe, whereof Peter Gorny is 
master, and 90 quarters of wheat or thereabouts therein, arrested by them 
by virtue of the king's order not to permit wheat to cross out of the realm, 
and to permit Peter Garcies, AVilliam de Caas, Peter de Burgh, William 
Tougean and Arnald Bernatere, merchants of Gascony, who laded that ship 
with the said wheat in the port of Sandwich, to cross in that ship to 
Bordeaux, notwithstanding the said order, as John Fynche, John de Studeye, 
John ]3eauflour and Gaillard Sedas of London have mainperned for the said 
merchants that they will take that wheat to Bordeaux for the maintenance 
of the king's lieges in those parts, and will unlade it there and not elsewhere, 
bringing back to chancery the letters testimonial upon that unlading of the 
seneschal of Gascony or of the constable of Bordeaux By C. 



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117 



1346. 



Oct. 28. 

Westminster. 



Sept. 28. 

Westminster. 



Nov. 3. 
Windsor. 



Nov. 8. 
Windsor. 



Membrane 13 — coiit. 

To the mayor and sheriffs of London. The like order in favour of John 
de Barando and Peter de Gray, merchants of Spain, who have laded 440 
quarters of wheat in a ship called ' la Seint Johan ' of Vermewe, whereof 
John Garcya de le Ketyen is master, in the port of London, for whom Peter 
Lopys and John de Notyngham, citizens of London, have mainperned. 

ByC. 

To John de Coggeshale, escheator in cos. Essex, Hertford and Middlesex. 
Order as at another time not to intermeddle further with the lands which 
belonged to William de Gyney, who held of the king as of the honour of 
Eeylegh, in the king's hand on the day of William's death, and afterwards 
in the hand of Queen Philippa by the king's grant by knight's service, 
restoring the issues thereof to William de Gyney, son and heir of the said 
William, as on 15 October in the 18th year of the reign, because William 
the son proved his age before the escheator, the king ordered the escheator 
not to intermeddle further with the said lands. 

To John de Wesenham and his fellows, to whom the king granted the 
customs and subsidies in all the ports of the realm under a certain form. 
Order to pay to John de Stryvelyn or to his attorney, 100 marks for 
Michaelmas term, in accordance with the king's grant to him of 200 marks 
to be received yearly of the issues of the customs m the ports of Newcastle 
upon Tyne and Hertilpole. 

To the sheriff of Northampton. Order to pay to Richard de Armeston 
what is in arrear to him of 6</. daily and to pay him Qd. daily henceforth, 
in accordance with the king's grant to him on 7 July in the 16th year of 
the reign, for his good service in Ireland, in which he lost an eye and his 
tongue, of 6f/. to be received daily for life of the issues of that county, in 
aid of his maintenance. 

To Thomas de Lucy, escheator in co. Westmorland. Order not to 
intermeddle further w^ith 4 marks yearly rent of cornage of certain 
tenants in co. Westmorland, restoring anything received thereof to the 
abbot of Heppe, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the 
escheator that Robert son of John de Veteri Ponte, sometime lord of 
Westmorland, long before the publication of the statute of mortmain, 
granted by charter to the abbot and convent of Heppe the said rent, to wit : 
of Thomas de Hollebek and his heirs, 2 marks for lands which he held of 
Robert in Askom ; of Robert de la Fierte and his heirs, 1 mark which he 
held of Robert in the same town, and of Eustace de Lamal and his heirs, 
1 mark which he owed for lands held of Robert in Milneburn, for the 
maintenance of a canon of the said convent to celebrate divine service daily 
in the abbey for the departed, saving to Robert and his heirs the homages, 
wards, reliefs, suits of court and all other services which the said tenants 
used to make to him beyond the said rent, and that all the abbots and 
convents of that place have been seised of the rent from the time of the 
grant until Hugh de Moriceby, late escheator in that county, pretending 
that Robert de Clifford, tenant in chief, had died seised of the rent, when 
he did not, took it into the king's hand, where it still remains owing to the 
minority of Robert's heir. 

To Hugh de Moriceby, late escheator in co. Westmorland. Order to 
restore to the said abbot anything which he received of the said rent while 
he held that office, for which answer has not yet been made to the king. 



118 



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1346. 

Oct. 20. 
The Tower. 



Miiiibrane I'd — cont. 

To Richard de Lacer, late mayor, and to Edmund de Hemenhale and 
John de Gloucestr [ia] , late sheriffs of London. Order to dearrest William 
de Stanes and to deliver to him all the lands, goods and chattels which 
belonged to him, to do his pleasure therewith, although the king ordered 
them to arrest William and to seise all his lands, goods and chattels, rolls, 
papers and memoranda which belonged to him in that city. 

Byp.s. [17869.] 



Oct. 24. 
Westminster 



Oct. 26. 

Windsor. 



Oct. 18. 
Westminster. 



Nov. 4. 
The Tower 



Oct. 24. 
Windsor. 



MEMBKANE 12. 

To Thomas Gary, escheator in cos. Somerset and Dorset. Order not to 
intermeddle further with the manor of Ilynton Martel and a moiety of the 
manor of ]\Iapeudre with the advowson of the church of that town, co. 
Dorset, restoring the issues thereof to Joan late the wife of Reginald fitz 
Herberd, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that 
Reginald at his death held no lands in his demesne as of fee or in service, 
in chief, in co. Dorset, but that he held the said manor, moiety and 
advowson jointly with Joan, of others than the king, by divers services. 

To Thomas Gary, escheator in co. Somerset. Order to deliver to Joan 
late the wife of Reginald le fitz Herbert, tenant in chief, after taking her 
oath that she will not marry without the king's licence, a moiety of the 
manor of Shipton Malet in that county, extended at 19^ 7s. 6d. yearly 
with the knights' fees and advowsons pertaining thereto, which the king 
has assigned to her to hold in dower of the lands which belonged to her 
husband. 

Mc'iiiorandinu that Bartholomew Tyrel, clerk, in the name and stead of 
Richard Talbot, to whom the king granted the custody of the lands 
which belonged to Reginald, and which were in the king's hand by reason 
of the minority of Reginald's heir, came into chancery at Westminster on 
26 October and undertook at his peril that Robert would hold himself 
content with the assignment of dower to Joan in the form aforesaid. 

To Ralph de Nevill, keeper of the Forest beyond Trent or to him who 
supplies his place in the forest of Ingelwode. Order to permit John de 
Ratheby to be quit for two years of a ferm of 6 marks, as on 20 June last 
the king, at the request of John de Warenna earl of Surrey, granted to 
John the close of Hescath in the forest of Ingelwode which William le 
Engleys lately held, to hold for life for rendering the said ferm, and at the 
second request of the earl the king has pardoned John that ferm for the 
two years following the said 20 June. By p.s. [17857.] 

To the sheriff of Cambridge. Order to pay to William marquis of Juliers 
and earl of Cambridge, or to Tilemannus de Werda and William Muschet, 
his attorneys, 101. for Michaelmas term last, in accordance with the king's 
grant to him of 201. to be received yearly of the issues of that county. 

To Reginald le Forester, escheator in cos. Surrey and Sussex. Order to 
amove the king's hand from a messuage and 45 acres of land in Mykelham 
which belonged to John Adryan and not to intermeddle further therewith, 
restoring the issues thereof to John son of the said John, as the king 
ordered the escheator to certify him why he had taken the said messuage 
and land into the king's hand, and he returned that he had not taken them, 
but that William de Northo, late escheator in cos. Surrey, Sussex, Kent and 
Middlesex, had so taken them because Gilbert de Mykelham, who held them 
in chief, alienated them to John Adryan and Cecily, his wife, and to John's 



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1346. 



Oct. 12. 

Windsor. 



Oct. 26. 

Windsor. 



Nov. 4. 
Westminster. 



Nov. 6. 
The Tower. 



Nov. 1. 
The Tower. 



Nov. 15. 
The Tower, 



Membrane 12 — cant. 

heirs, without the king's licence, and afterwards the king learned from John 
son of the said John that the messuage and land were not held of the king 
but of John de Mykelham by the service of rendering 2s. 7d. yearly to him 
for every service, and the said John son of John has besought the king to 
cause his hand to be amoved, and the king ordered the escheator to take an 
inquisition upon the matter, by which it is found that the said mes^iage 
and land are not held in chief, and never have been, but they are held of 
John de Mikelham, son and heir of Gilbert de Mykelham by the service of 
paying 2.v. Id. yearly, and that John the son of Gilbert holds the same of 
John de Leghe, lord of Waltone, who holds of the honour of Clare. 

To the sheriff of Warwick. Order to cause coroners for that county 
to be elected in place of Adam de Asshesho, John Wandak, William de 
Kyngesford and John de Stanford, who are insufficiently qualified. 

To the sheriff of Derby. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be 
elected in place of Eobert Savage, or the king will punish him for his 
disobedience and contempt in an exemplary manner, as the king previously 
ordered the sherifl" to cause a coroner for that county to be elected in 
that county in place of Kobert, who had no lands in the county according 
to the statute to qualify him, and now the king has learned that although 
the sheriff amoved Eobert by virtue of that writ, X2t by collusion with him, 
his friends and abettors, the sheriff caused Robert to be re-elected as coroner, 
contrary to his oath, whereat the king is much angered. By p.s. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer and to the chamberlains. 
Order to account with Thomas de Melchebourn for his wages and expenses 
in the arresting of ships for the king's service, and to give him payment or 
an assignment for what is found to be due to him by that account after 
viewing the king's letters to him, as the king appointed William Fraunk 
and the said Thomas, then mayor of the staple of wool at Bruges in 
Flanders, to arrest all ships of England both of the admiralship of the 
north and of the west, in the port of Lescluses and elsewhere in Flanders, 
for the king's service, and to take security from the masters and mariners 
of those ships to take those ships to the ports to which they belonged after 
they were unladed. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to discharge the 
abbot and convent of Barlynges of the portion touching them of the third 
year of the triennial tenth last granted by the clergy of the realm, as the 
king, of his special favour, has pardoned them the said portion. 

By p.s. [17947.] 

To the taxers and collectors in co. Berks of the tenth and fifteenth lately 
granted by the community of the realm. Order to supersede the demand 
for that tenth and fifteenth made upon the king's own goods in his manors 
of Hampstede Mareschal and Yeshampstede, reserved to his chamber. 

By C. and by the testimony of Henry de Greystok. 
The like to the following for the following manors, to wit : 

The taxers and collectors of the tenth and fifteenth in co. Essex for 

the manor of Aumbreden. 
The taxers and collectors of the tenth and fifteenth in co. Devon for 
the manor of Kyngesnymynton. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to discharge 
William Clapitus and the taxers and collectors of the triennial tenth and 
fifteenth granted in the parliament held at Westminster in the 18th year of 



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1346. 



Metiihranc 12 — cunt. 

the reign, in the city of London, of 10 marks for his portion for the second 
year, as the king has pardoned him his said portion, and ordered those 
taxers and coUoators to supersede the demand made upon him for the same, 
and the treasurer and barons returned that they could not discharge 
WiUiam and the said taxers and collectors because the mayor and citizens 
of London render a sum in gross of 1,100 marks in each taxation, whereof 
they have not the particulars, but the taxers and collectors have certified in 
chancery that William is assessed at 10 marks for his portion for the second 
year. By C. 



Oct. 20. 

Windsor. 



Oct. 5. 

Windsor. 



Nov. 25. 
The Tower. 



Nov. 15. 
The Tower. 



MEMBRANE 11. 

To Thomas de Foxle, constable of Wyndesore castle. Order to pay to 
Gilbert Pypot, the king's tietcher in that castle, what is in arrear to him of 
his customary wages from the time of the constable's appointment, and 
to pay him such wages henceforth and the other things necessary for his 
office. 

To the same. The like order in favour of John Maurdyn, parker in the 
king's park of Wyndesore. 

To Henry de Ailyngton and Philip de Ratheby, late collectors of customs 
in the port of Boston. Order to account with Walter de Chiriton, Thomas 
de Swanlond and their fellows, merchants to whom the king demised the 
great and petty customs and subsidies in all the ports of the realm, except 
the custom of 2s. a tun on wine and the ancient custom, which the king 
reserved for the fees assigned thereupon, or with their attorneys for all 
the money of the customs and subsidies, with the said exceptions, from 
Michaelmas last, and to cause answer to be made to them in accordance 
with that account, and to cause all the money of the ancient custom to be 
delivered to the present collectors of customs in that port, by indenture, 
certifying the king of the sums so paid by them to the said merchants and 
collectors. 

The like to the following, to wit : 

Nicholas Lony and John Wyk, late collectors in the port of South- 
ampton. 
William de Biteryng and Geoffrey Drewe, late collectors in the port of 

Lenn. 
Edward Petigard and John de Preston, late collectors in the port of 

Ipswich. 
John Spicer and Peter de Rompneye, late collectors in the port of 

Bristol. 
Robert de Brummore of Bridham, and William Freman of Ertlyng- 

burgh, late collectors in the port of Chichester. 
Thomas de Drayton and William Motte, late collectors in the port of 

Great Yarmouth. 
William le Riche of Brackele, late collector in the port of Sandwich. 
John de Weston and Thomas de Perle, late collectors in the port of 

London. 
Nicholas Lony and John Wyk, late collectors in the port of South- 
ampton. 
Robert de Angerton and Robert de Shilvyngton, late collectors in the 
port of Newcastle upon Tyne. 

To John de Coggeshale, escheator in co. Essex. Order to cause Edmund 
Amory son and heir of John Amory, tenant in chief, to have seisin of all 



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1346. 



Nov. 15. 
Westminster. 



Nov. 22. 
The Tower. 



Nov. 8. 
The Tower. 



Nov. 15. 
The Tower. 



Nov. 25. 
The Tower. 



Nov. 13. 
The Tower. 



Membrane 11 — cont. 

the lands of which his father was seised at his death in his demesne as of 
fee, as he has proved his age before the escheator and the king has taken 
his fealty for all the lands which his father held in chief and has rendered 
them to him, giving him respite for his homage until the king's return to 
England. ' By the keeper. 

The like, ' mutatis mutandis,'' to William Croyser, escheator in co. Bedford. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer and to the chamberlains. 
Order to account with Master William de Homyngton and Master John de 
Stretlee, the king's clerks, sent to Flanders in the company of Hugh de 
Hastynges on the king's affairs, for the days spent by them in that service 
and in going and returning and for their costs and expenses upon their 
passage and the passage for the conduct of horses, allowing them 13.s. -id. 
each for every day spent in that service, and to pay them or give them an 
assignment for what is found to be due to them beyond 40Z., which the 
king caused to be delivered to them upon their expenses, and also 40 marks 
which the king granted to them of his gift for their travail in the matter. 

To the sheriff of Southampton. Order to pay for the provision for the 
king's stud and foals in his park of Odyham, for the present year and the 
customary wages to the keepers of the said stud and foals, by indenture 
made with William le Ferrour, the king's yeoman, the chief keeper, both 
for the present and for the 19th year of the reign. 

By bill of the treasurer. 

To the sheriff of Derby. Order to pay to Henry de Lancastre, earl of 
Derby, or to his attorney, \0l. for Michaelmas term last, and what is in 
arrear to him for Easter and Michaelmas terms preceding, in accordance 
with the king's grant to him of 20Z. to be received yearly of the issues of 
that county. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause allowance 
to be made to John de Burnham, treasurer of Ireland, in his account, for 
all payments and assignments which the treasurer and chamberlains shall 
find him to have made for gifts and rewards and for other affairs by virtue 
of the king's orders under the seal used in Ireland, according to the 
ordinance of the justiciary and council of that land, as he has besought the 
king to provide a remedy, since because it was necessary to make divers 
payments and assignments in Ireland to suppress the rebellion of certain of 
the king's subjects and to further his affairs there, by writ to him and the 
chamberlains of the, exchequer, Dublin, under the said seal by the said 
ordinance, the king ordered the treasurer and barons to cause allowance to 
be made to John as aforesaid, as they should find had been made to other 
treasurers before these times, and although the treasurer and chamberlains 
made divers such payments, yet the treasurer and barons have hitherto 
delayed to make allowance to John for the same, because no mention is 
made of gifts and rewards in the king's previous order. 

To the same. Order to discharge Oliver de Burdegala, the king's yeoman, 
of the tenth, twelfth and other quotas granted by the community of the 
realm, as on 25 December in the 1st year of the reign, the king granted 
that he should be quit of such quotas for life. 

To the sheriff of Middlesex. Order to pay to John de Paskeneye what is 
in arrear to him of %l. daily and 10s. a year for his robe from 8 January 
last, and to pay him the said %l. daily and 10.s. yearly henceforth, in 
accordance with the king's grant to him on the said day, for his good 
service to himself and the late king, and because he was maimed in that 
service, of 2ci. a day for his wages and 10s. yearly for his robe, to be 
received by the hands of the sheriff of that county for life. 



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Mnnhrane 11 — cnnt. 



1346. 

Oct. 5. To Walter do Kelby and Thomas de Lyndoseye, late collectors of customs 

Windsor. {^ i\^^, pQ^.^ of Kyngeston upon Hull. Order to account with Walter de 
Chiriton, Thomas de Swanlund and their fellows, merchants to whom the 
king demised at form all the great and petty customs in all the ports of 
the realm, and all the subsidies, except the custom of 2.s. a tun of wine 
and the ancient custom, which the king has granted to William de la Pole, 
to hold from Michaelmas last for two years for rendering a certain yearly 
ferm to the king, for the said customs and subsidies except the ancient 
custom, of which they shall deliver all the money to the present collectors 
in that port by indenture. 



Membrane 10. 

Nov. 22. To John le Longe and Stephen Tregeon. Order to deliver all the money 

The Tower, of the new custom received in the port of Wynchelse from Michaelmas last 
to Peter Fyssh, by indenture, and not to intermeddle further with the 
collection of that custom, as with the assent of Walter de Chiriton and 
Thomas de Swanlond and their fellows, merchants to whom the king 
granted all the customs and subsidies in the realm to hold from the said 
Michaelmas for two years, the king has appointed Peter to levy and collect 
all the customs and subsidies in the said port and to keep the seal called 
'coket' there, during pleasure. 

Nov. 20. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to inspect the 

The Tower, rolls and memoranda of the exchequer and if they find that William, 
bishop of Winchester did not intermeddle with the temporalities of his 
bishopric before 15 February last, whereby he ought to be charged with 
the triennial tenth last granted by the clergy, before that day, then to 
discharge him of such tenth, receiving from him the portion of that tenth 
touching him after that day, provided that the executors of the will of 
Adam, the late bishop, answer to the king for the tenth before that day, 
as the present bishop has shown the king that whereas the king took his 
fealty on the said day and restored the temporalities of the bishopric to 
him, and although he is ready to pay his portion of that tenth for the 
second year, after that day, yet the treasurer and barons exact the tenth 
from him for the time when the said temporalities were in the king's hand 
by Adam's death, whereupon he has besought the king to provide a 
remedy. 

Nov. 23. To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells, the 

The Tower, controller and weigher in the port of London. Order not to permit any 
wool and fells placed in sarplars and pockets to be taken from that port to 
parts beyond before the wool has been weighed in a public place in the 
presence of lawful men by the beam deputed in that port, and the fells 
have been publicly counted, so that answer may be made to the king for 
the entire customs and subsidies thereon, without fraud, as the king is 
much defrauded because in the weighing of wool and the lading of wool- 
fells taken out of the realm, the wool is placed in pockets and sarplars in 
houses and other private places and is not weighed in public, and the fells 
are coketted by estimate and not by lawful account. 

The like to the collectors, controllers and weighers in the following ports, 
to wit : 

The collectors etc. in the port of Newcastle upon Tyne. 

The collectors etc. in the port of Kyngeston upon Hull. 

The collectors etc. in the port of Boston. 



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1346. 



Nov. 20. 
The Tower. 



Nov. 25. 
The Tower. 



Membrane 10 — cont. 

The collectors etc. in the port of Lean. 
The collectors etc. in the port of Grecat Yarmouth. 
The collectors etc. in the port of Wynchelse. 
The collectors etc. in the port of Ipswich. 
The collectors etc. in the port of Chichester. 
The collectors etc. in the port of Sandwich. 
The collectors etc. in the port of Southampton. 
The collectors etc. in the port of Bristol 
The collectors etc. in the port of Exeter. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause a new 
coket seal to be made for the port of Wynchelse and to be delivered to 
Walter de Chiriton and Thomas de Swanlund, the king's merchants, and 
their fellows, to whom the king has granted the customs and subsidies in 
all the ports of England under a certain form, for coketting wool, hides 
and wool fells in that port, as the king has ordained that a passage of wool, 
hides and wool fells shall be held at Wynchelse as at certain other ports 
and that a coket seal shall be deputed there for the same. 

To John de Aleton and John de Thornhill, clerk. Order to deliver to 
brother Ralph Provost of Valmont {dc Valdn Monte), prior of Stratfeld Say, 
the priory of Stratfeld Say with all its lands and possessions and the lands 
and chattels found therein, which are in the king's hand, together with the 
issues thereof, as the king appointed John and John to take all the lands 
and possessions of the abbot of Valmont in England, which they should 
find that he or his proctor held there, together with the goods and chattels 
found therein, and to keep them safely until further order, and by virtue of 
that order John and John took into the king's hand the said priory, which 
is a cell of the said abbey, and the- king has committed the priory and its 
possessions to brother Ralph, to hold for so long as they remain in the 
king's hand, rendering to him 100s. yearly. By C. 



Nov. 1. 
Westminster. 



Nov. 8. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 9. 

To Nicholas Bonde and Henry de Elmham, fermors and keepers of the 
lands pertaining to the priory of Eye, in co. Suft'olk, now in the king's hand 
for certain causes. Order to pay to Oliver de Dynelay, now parson of the 
church of Stoke near Eye, the tenths of a certain part of the lands in the 
parish of that church, after receiving from him 20s. 6(/. yearly henceforth 
so long as the said Ijinds are in the king's hand, as on 4 May in the l-lth 
year of the reign, the king ordered Nicholas and Henry to pay those tenths 
to William de Lound, late parson of the said church, receiving 26.s'. 6(i. 
from him yearly [as in this Calendar, 14 Ediiard III, pa(je 413], and now 
Oliver has besought the king to cause those tenths to be paid to him, and 
the king has granted his request because William has granted and resigned 
to Oliver in chancery his estate in that church, which is founded in honour 
of the Virgin Mary. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to view the 
inquisition taken by the taxers and collectors of the tenth and fifteenth 
granted in the 18th year of the reign, in the East Riding, co. York, by the 
king's order [as in this Calendar, 18 Edward 111, paije 440], concerning the 
value of the moveable goods of the men of Frismersk in Holderness, and 
the said order, and after receiving the 26s. 8(/. for the first year of the 
biennial fifteenth and 26s. 8*/. for the second year thereof, according to the 
new taxation, not to charge those men or the said taxers and collectors 
further. By pet. of C. 



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1346. 
Nov. 16. 
Windsor. 



Nov. 20. 
The Tower. 



Nov. 20. 
The Tower. 



Nov. 27. 
The Tower. 



Membrane 9 — co7it. 

To the mayor and sheriffs of London. Order to amove the king's hand 
from two messuages iu London and not to intermeddle farther therewith, 
as at the suit of Joan hite the wife of John de Tolouse by her petition 
before the king and his council in the last parliament held at Westminster, 
beseeching the king to cause his hand to be amoved from those messuages 
and the issues thereof to be delivered to her, as she and John held those 
messuages for themselves and the heirs of their bodies, and John was 
afterwards indicted before William Scot and his fellows, justices of gaol 
delivery at Neugate, for the death of Ellen late the wife of John de 
Tolouse, and being convicted by inquisition of office, he was delivered, 
in accordance with the privilege of the clergy, to R. bishop of London, in 
whose prison he died, the king ordered the mayor and sheriffs to take an 
inquisition upon the matter, by which it is found that Joan held the 
messuages jointly with John for themselves and the heirs of their bodies, 
and that she did not change her estate therein, and it appears by the 
letters patent of the bishop that John was sent to the bishop's prison and 
died there after a time. 

To the sheriff of Salop. Order to pay to Leo de Perton, the king's 
yeoman, what is in arrear to him of 6(^ daily from 24 April in the 18th 
year of the reign and to pay him 6:/. daily henceforth, as on the said 
21 April the king granted to Leo, to whom he granted the custody of 
Bruggenorth castle, to hold for life, Gd. to be received daily for life of the 
issues of that county, for the said custody. 

Peter de Gonceaux, parson of Cilcestre church, and John Couper of 
Cilcestre, imprisoned at Winchester for trespa-^s of vert in the forest of 
Paunber, have a writ to Thomas de Berkele, keeper of the Forest south of 
Trent, or to him who supplies his place in Paunber forest, to bail them. 

To John de Wyndesore, escheator in co. Warwick. Order to amove the 
king's hand from the manor of Grenebergh in that county, restoring the 
issues thereof to the prior and convent of Chacumbe, as the king lately 
committed to Edmund de Bereford, his clerk, the custody of that manor, 
which was taken into the king's hand by the escheator, to hold for so long 
as it should remain in the king's hand, so that he should answer at the 
exchequer for the issues thereof if they ought to pertain to the king ; and 
afterwards the king ordered William de Pililode, sub-escheator in that 
county, to be in chancery on the morrow of All Souls last to certify the 
king why the manor was so taken, and he returned that he had taken it 
because he had learned by trustworthy testimony that the king had been 
deceived in the extent made thereof, and that the manor was lately granted 
by the king to the prior and convent to the value of 10 marks yearly, and 
it is now worth lil. 7s. beyond those 10 marks, and the king considers the 
reason insufficient. 

Mandate to Edmund to deliver to the prior and convent the said manor 
together with the issues thereof. 



MEMBRANE 8. 

Oct. 20. To Walter de Bermyngeham, justiciary of Ireland. Order to assign and 

Windsor. deliver to John Danmartyn a rent of Bagotesrath,*'' extended at 13Z. Gs. Sd., 

to hold until he receives as much as he ought by reason of the king's 

grant to him of 20^ yearly, after viewing the king's letters and taking 

information concerning the heir of Robert de Clifford and of the time when 



* Baggeaterath in the privy seal. 



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Nov. 7. 
The Tower. 



April 1. 

Westminster 



Nov. 24. 
The Tower. 



Nov. 10. 
The Tower. 



Nov. 28. 
The Tower. 



Membrane 8 — co7it. 

John was amoved from the custody granted to him, as the king granted 
that John should have the custody of the lands in Ireland which should 
first come into the king's hand by reason of the minority of any heir, and 
did not exceed the value of 201., to hold until the heir should come of age ; 
and afterwards, by reason of that grant the king afterwards granted to 
John, upon the testimony of Ralph de Ufford, late justiciary of Ireland, 
the custody of certain lands which belonged to Robert de Clifford, who held 
in chief in Ireland, to hold until the heir should come of age, so that 20Z. 
should be allowed to him and he should answer for any surplus to the king, 
and now John has besought the king to grant him the said rent in place of 
the 20^ as he is amoved from the said custody by reason of the king's grant 
to Thomas de Belio Campo, earl of Warwick, of the custody of all the lands 
which belonged to Robert in England and Ireland. By p.s. [17867.] 

To the sheriff of Northampton. Order to cause a coroner for that county 
to be elected in place of Walter Paries, who is attendant upon divers affairs 
of the king in that county, so that he cannot execute the duties of the 
office. 

To Master John Cook, keeper of the great wardrobe. Order to deliver 
to William Scot, William de Thorp, William Basset, Roger de Baukwell, 
justices of the King's Bench, John de Stonore, Richard de Wylughby, Roger 
Hillary, William de Shareshull, Richard de Kelleshull and John de Stouford, 
justices of the Common Bench, Robert de Sadyngton, William de Broklesby, 
Gervase de Wilford and Adam de Assh, barons of the exchequer, to wit, to 
each of them for their robes for the present year, half a short cloth and a 
piece of ' sindon ' for the summer season, another half short cloth with a 
hood and three furs of white budge for the winter season, and another half 
short cloth with a hood of thirty two miniver furs {ventribus de meniver), 
a fur of seven rows [tir) of miniver, a fur of ' bissh ' and a fur of ' strandl ' 
for Christmas. 

Vacated became word for word, except the date, on the Arst part of the Close 
Roll for this year. 

To the sheriff' of Northampton. Order to pay the wages of the 
huntsmen staying in that bailiwick from 21 October last, to wit to John 
Mar receiving 12f/,, Simon Bacoun receiving Irf., William le Honte receiving 
4d., Geoffrey Leff'ente receiving 4rf., Walter Webbelegh, receiving 2d., 
Adam de Falleslegh receiving 2d., Richard Priour receiving 2d. and 
William Buff'ard receiving lid. and for two limers 2d., for thirty coursing 
dogs 15(/. and for eight greyhounds 4(/. a day, and to pay such wages 
henceforth, by indenture, so long as those huntsmen remain in that 
bailiwick. By bill of the treasurer. 

To Ralph de Nevill, keeper of the Forest beyond Trent, or to him who 
supplies his place in the forest of Ingelwod. Order to go to Carlisle 
castle, supervise the defects therein and to deliver to the constable of the 
castle, by his advice, the timber necessary for repairing those defects, as 
the king is informed that there are several defects in the castle, as in 
bretaches, buildings, bridges, engines and other garniture, which are in 
great need of repair. By C. 

To the abbot of Cly\^e, fermor of the abbot of Bee Hevlewin, prebendary 
of Cly^■e in the church of St, Andrew, Wells. Although, by reason of an 
ordinance that all aliens beneficed in England, who did not reside in their 
benefices, should aid the king with the value of their benefices for a year, 
the king ordered the abbot to cause all the money of the fruits of that 



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1346. 



Membrane 8 — cont. 

prebend for a year to be brought to London to be delivered to John de 
Wesenham, the king's merchant, yet because the treasurer and barons of 
the exchequer, at the suit of the prior of Oliebourn, to whom the king 
committed the custody of the spiritualities and temporalities of the abbot 
of Bee in England for rendering a certain thing yearly, have certified the 
king in chancery that on inspecting the rolls of taxation of benefices and 
other memoranda of the exchequer, it was found among certain inquisitions 
taken before Henry de Gulden and his fellows, keepers of alien religious 
houses in co. Somerset in the 18th year of the late king's reign, thus : 'the 
prior of Okebourn received at Clyve Abbas of the abbot there 44 marks of 
a yearly pension of the church of Clyve, at ^Martinmas and Midsummer in 
equal portions,' it was also found in the account of Henry and his fellows 
for goods and chattels and of the issues of the lands of such religious, 
rendered at the exchequer, from the 8 October in the said year, until 
6 February following, as follows : of a yearly pension of 44 marks due to 
the priory of Okebourn, which is a cell of the abbey of Becke Harlewyn, by 
the abbot of Clyve, from the said 8 October to 6 February following no 
answer was made, because he delivered the pension to the prior of Okebourn, 
to whom the late king committed the custody of the said manors and lands 
to hold under a certain form: the king notifies the abbot of Clyve of the 
premises, ordering him to be answerable to the said prior for time past and 
to come during that custody, for the said ferm, as he used to be answerable 
to the abbot. 



Nov. 16. To William Scot, late chief justice appointed to hold pleas before the 

The Tower king. Order to deliver to William de Thorp, whom the king wishes to be 

chief justice for those pleas during pleasure, all the writs, rolls, records, 

processes, memoranda and other things touching that office. By p.s. 

Nov. 25. To the sheriff of Wilts. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be 

Westminster, elected in place of Geoffrey de Wermynstre, deceased. 

Nov. 25. To the sheriffs of London. Order to deliver to John de Hatfeld, draper 

The Tower, 14 cloths, in the presence of John de Wesenham, for the price thereof ; so 
that John de Wesenham or his deputy be satisfied for that price by the 
view and testimony of Thomas de Brayton, the king's clerk, as lately, 
because John de Craven, fermor of the archdeaconry of Craven, did not 
satisfy the king for his ferm, according to the ordinance concerning aliens 
beneficed in England and not resident there, the king ordered the sheriffs 
to arrest all John's goods and chattels and keep them safely until further 
order, and they arrested the said 14 cloths, to wit 4 of 'reyes' price 61. 8s. 
and four of 'flour de vesce ' price QL, six of 'mellees' price 81. and four 
pieces whereof two are of 'reye' of Candelwykstrete containing 33 ells, 
price 82s., and a third of green cloth of Candelwykstrete containing 16 
ells, price 10s. 8d. and a fourth piece of ' reye ' containing 3 ells price 4s., 
and 10 ells of canvas for wrapping that cloth, price 20f/., and a cord for 
binding the cloth 2d., as the sheriff's returned before the council, and John 
de Hatfeld who provided that cloth for John de Craven and who is not 
yet satisfied for the price thereof, as has been testified before the council, 
has besought the king to order that cloth to be delivered to him for the 
price assessed thereupon, and John de Wesenham, the king's merchant, 
to whom all the money of such beneficed aliens has been assigned, has 
agreed before the council that the cloth shall be delivered to John de 
Hatfeld for the said price, if he pay it immediately. By C. 



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127 



1346. 

Nov. 3. 
The Tower. 



Nov. 8. 
The Tower. 



Oct. 14. 

Windsor. 



Nov. 28. 
The Tower, 



MEMBRANE 7. 

To Reginald le Forester, escheator in cos. Surrey and Sussex. Order to 
cause Laurence de Hastynges, earl of Pembroke, son and heir of John de 
Hastynges, tenant in chief, to have seisin of the manors of Hamptonet, 
Wolbedyng and two parts of the manor of Pynkhurst in that county (.s/c) 
together with the issues thereof, certifying the king in chancery without 
delay if there is reasonable cause why he should not do this, as on 2-4 May 
in the 15th year of the reign, the king took the homage of Laurence, who 
proved his age, for all the lands which his father held in chief at his death, 
and ordered William Pycot of Pabelwyk, then escheator in those counties, to 
deliver to him all the lands whereof his father was seised in his demesne as 
of fee, and now the king has learned from the earl that although he has 
sued the escheator in cos. Surrey and Sussex for the said manors and parts 
whereof his father was seised at his death in his demesne as of fee, yet he 
has not hitherto been able to obtain seisin thereof, whereupon he has 
besought the king to provide a remedy. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer and to the chamberlains. 
Order to view the king's writ of privy seal to William de Cusancia, when 
treasurer, and inspect the rolls and memoranda of the exchequer, and if they 
find that 200 marks were assigned to Gilbert de Umframvill, earl of Angos, 
then to cause that sum to be allowed to Thomas de Berewyk and his fellows 
to whom the king sold the wool of co. York, as in recompence for the costs 
incurred by the earl in the king's service in Scotland, the king granted to 
him 200 marks as a gift and ordered the receiver of the money of the aids 
granted beyond Trent to pay that sum to the earl ; and afterwards on being 
informed that before that order was delivered to the receiver, all the money 
of those aids had been granted elseAvhere by the chancellor and treasurer, 
the king ordered William to pay 200 marks to the earl, and although he 
assigned that sum to him of Thomas and his fellows, from whom the earl 
received it, yet the treasurer, barons and chamberlains have delayed to 
allow that assignment because the writ was directed to the treasurer and not 
to the chamberlains, wherepon the earl has besought the king to provide a 
remedy. 

To the abbot of St. Albans and his fellows, presiding over the last 
chapter general of their order celebrated at Northampton. Order to 
supersede the exaction for 40Z. made upon the prior of St. Swythun's, 
Winchester, as the king has learned that they have mulcted the prior in 
'2.01. because of his pretended contumacy in not coming to that chapter, and 
in another 20^. because he has not found monks scholars in the university 
of Oxford for the past year, and the king enjoined the prior, whom he 
lately appointed with other lieges to guard the maritime land in co. South- 
ampton against the incursions of hostile aliens, long before that chapter, 
to make continual stay upon that custody, upon pain of forfeiture, and he 
did not go to the chapter for that cause, and the king has caused the 
temporalities of the priory for the past year to be taken into his hand 
because of certain contempts committed by the prior and his convent by 
process held thereupon in the king's court, and afterwards the king 
restored them to him by a fine of 2,000^., wherefore he could not find those 
scholars in the said university, on account of such heavy charges. 

To John de Roches, escheator in co. Wilts. Order to take the fealty of 
Eleanor late the wife of Adam de Grymsted, according to the form of a 
schedule enclosed with these presents, and not to intermeddle further with 
the manor of Pleyteford, the custody of the park of Melchet, a messuage 



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1346. Membrane 7 — cont. 

in la More, 20 acres of meadow and lOOs. rent in Bumerton and Alward- 
bury, GO.s. rent in Estgrymsted and a messuage in Abbesseton restoring the 
issues thereof to her, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the 
escheator that Adam at his death was jointly enfeoffed of the premises with 
Eleanor, by the king's licence, and that the manor, messuage, meadow and 
rent in la More, Bumerton and Ahvardbury are held in chief by knight's 
service, and the custody is also held of the king by the service of rendering 
40.V. yearly by the hands of the king's bailiff of Glaryndon and of finding a 
man to keep the park, and the messuage and rent in Estgrymstede and 
Abbesseton are held of others than the king by certain services. 

Mandate to the keeper of the king's park, Glaryndon, or to him who 
supplies his place to admit Eleanor to the custody of the said park of 
Melchet and not to intermeddle further therewith. 

Dec. 3. To Reymund Seguyn, the king's butler, or to him who supplies his place 

The Tower, in the port of Bristol. Order to deliver to John de Sapy or to his attorney 
3 tuns of wine in that port, as on 28 April in the 12th year of the reign 
the king granted that John should receive such fees and robes in his 
household as his other knights received there, and John afterwards besought 
the king to grant hiua 3 tuns of wine yearly for life in that port in recom- 
pence for the said fees and robes, and because he surrendered the king's 
letters to chancery to be cancelled the king granted his request. 

Dec. 3. To John de Frenyngham, escheator in co. Kent. Order not to inter- 

The Tower, meddle further with the manor of Sentlyng in the town of St. Marie Creye, 
restoring the issues thereof, as the king has learned by inqiiisition taken by 
William de Langele, late escheator in that county, that Emery de Rokesle, 
at his death, held of John de Pulteneye, knight, of the fees pertaining to 
the manor of Osprenge, the said manor of Sentlyng, by the service of a 
fourth part and a moiety of a fourth part of a knight's fee, and that he held 
no other lands in chief in that county whereby the custody of his lands 
ought to pertain to the king. 



Dec. 7. To John de Cherleton and Alan atte Mount, collectors in co. Middlesex, 

The Tower, of the tenth and fifteenth last granted. Order upon pain of forfeiture of 
life and members to cause all the money of that tenth and fifteenth of the 
first term to be brought to the receipt within three days from receiving this 
order, to be delivered to the treasurer and chamberlains there, to receive 
tallies there in their discharge, knowing that if they neglect to do this the 
king will cause them to be imprisoned in the Tower of London, and their 
lands, goods and chattels to be seised into his hand as forfeit, as although 
the king ordered them to have that money for the first term at the said 
receipt on the feast of St. Nicholas last, to be delivered to the treasurer 
there, they have neglected to do so, and it behoves the king to have all the 
money which he can collect, quickly, for his affairs. By K. 

The like to the collectors of the tenth and fifteenth in the following 
counties, to wit : 

Giles Bossard and Walter Blauncfrount in co. Bedford. 

Robert Marie and Nicholas de Hagh in co. Berks. 

Adam Lucas, John de Bedeford and William de Ponte Fracto in the 
city of London. 

William Wade and William atte Hide of Egylton in co. Rutland. 

Ivo de Fisshatre and Ralph Bryt in co. Devon. 

Laurence Ayete and Robert Albyn in co. Hertford. 



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129 



1346. 

Dec. 1. 
The Tower. 



Dec. 9, 
The Tower, 



Nov. 26. 
The Tower. 



Nov. 20. 
The Tower. 



Dec. 12. 

Windsor. 



Nov. 29. 
The Tower. 



■ MEMliUAXK G. 

To the sheriff of York. Order to pay for the purveyance of hay, litter, 
oats, beans, bread, peas and all other things for the maintenance of the 
king's great horses and stud in the custody of Roger Normanvill, beyond 
Trent, the carriage of the same, the wages of Robert de Nessefeld and 
those of Roger and the other keepers of the said horses and stud from 
Michaelmas last and henceforth, by indenture made with Roger, as the 
king appointed Robert to make such purveyance and carriage for money 
to be delivered to him by the sheriff, by the view and testimony of Roger, 
and to receive dd. a day for his wages from the sheriff'. By C. 

To Reginald Forester, escheator in co. Sussex. Order not to inter- 
meddle further with the lands which he took into the king's hand by 
reason of the death of John de Abberbury, knight, restoring the issues 
thereof, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that 
John at his death held no lands in chief in that bailiwick, whereby the 
custody of his lands ought to pertain to the king, but that he held lands 
in his demesne as of fee of others than the king by divers services. 

The like to John de A[l]veton, escheator in cos. Oxford and Berks. 

To John de Warenna, earl of Surrey. Order to direct his ministers not 
to intermeddle with the priory of Lewes or with the things pertaining 
thereto, but to deliver them to the prior together with the issues thereof, 
without delay, so that he may have the administration of the priory and of 
the lands and things pertaining thereto, releasing the men and Serjeants 
about to set out with him in the king's service from the prisons where they 
are detained, as by divers writs under the privy and secret seals the king 
ordered the prior to hasten to him at Calais, and the king has learned that 
certain of the earl's ministers have caused the priory and its appurtenances 
to be seised into the earl's hand, and detain in prison the prior's men and 
Serjeants about to set out with him to the said parts, and the king wishes 
to protect the prior from such injuries while he is in his service. By p.s. 

Mandate to Thomas de Weyvill, Master John atte Gote, Simon de la 
Hyde, Richard Russell, clerk, and Simon Fest, keepers of that priory, 
deputed by John de Warenna, earl of Surrey, not to intermeddle with the 
priory etc. ' unttatis mutandis.' By the same writ. 

Mandate to Ralph Bygot, keeper of the lands, goods and chattels per- 
taining to the said priory in co. Norfolk, not to intermeddle further with 
the said lands. By the same writ. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause allowance 
to be made to John de Stryvelyn, late keeper of Berwick upon Tweed, in 
his account, for what they shall find him to have expended on the repair of 
the defects of the walls, ditches, bretaches and houses for the defence of 
that town from the time when he was keeper, as may appear by an inden- 
ture made between him and the lawful men of that town, as he has besought 
the king to order such allowance to be made to him. By p.s. [17932.] 

To the sheriff of Warwick and Leicester. Order to pay to Nicholas 
Laurence, the king's otter hunter, 2d. a day for himself, Id. for his groom and 
6(/. for twelve dogs in his custody from 2 November last and henceforth so 
long as they remain in that bailiwick, by indenture, as the king lately 
ordered the sheriff by writ of privy seal to pay such wages to Nicholas until 
further order, by indenture. By letter of the keeper. 

To the sheriff of Norfolk. Order to cause Hamo de Barsham to be 
replaced in the office of coroner in that county, if the community thereof 
will consent thereto, or if not to cause another coroner to be chosen in 



11483 



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CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



134G. 



Nov. 15. 

The Tower. 



Dec. 12. 

The Tower. 



Dec. 15. 

Eltham. 



Dec. 12. 
Windsor. 



Dec. 15 

Eltham, 



MeiiihraiU' (i — cunt. 

place of Thomas Colyn of Westwalton for the parts of that county beyond 
Mershland, as the mon of ca. Norfolk have shown the king that whereas 
three coroners have hitherto been chosen m that county, to wit, one in the 
bishop of Ely's liberty of Mershland and two in the body of the county, and 
although Hamo was elected as coroner for a part of the county without the 
said ^Mershland, and for long faithfully executed the duties of the office, and 
held sufficient lands, yet the sheriff, by reason of the king's writ ordering 
him to have a coroner chosen in that county in place of Hamo, who was 
insufficiently qualified, substituted Thomas in his place, who is coroner in 
the said liberty, and who cannot execute that office in the said liberty as 
well as in the other parts of the county, bscause the liberty is far distant, 
and so great damages are feared, wherefore the community has besought 
the king to provide a remedy. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to discharge 
William Clapitus and the taxers and collectors of the tenth and fifteenth 
granted in parliament at Westminster in the 18th year of the reign, in the 
city of London, of 10 marks for his portion for the second year, as the king 
has pardoned him that portion and ordered the taxers and collectors to 
supersede the demand made upon him for the same, and the treasurer and 
barons have notified the king that they have not proceeded to discharge 
William and the taxers and collectors of that portion, because the mayor 
and citizens of London render a gross sum of 1,100 marks in each 
taxation, whereof they have not any particulars, and the taxers and 
collectors have returned that William is assessed at 10 marks for his portion 
for the second year. 

To the taxers and collectors in co. Kent of the tenth and fifteenth last 
granted by the community of the realm. Order to supersede the demand 
for the tenth and fifteenth made upon the goods of the hospital of poor 
priests, Canterbury, as it is found by inquisition taken by John de Yieleston, 
then escheator in that county, that the hospital is so slenderly endowed that 
the njaster and brethren, after deducting their reasonable maintenance, do 
not suffice to pay any contributions or tallages with the other men of the 
county. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to supersede the 
demand for the tenth and fifteenth made upon the master and brethren of 
that hospital and to discharge them and the taxers and collectors in co. 
Kent of the portion touching them. 

To the treasurer and chamberlains. Order to give payment or an 
assignment for the sums of money contained in a roll sent into chancery 
under the seal of Lionel, keeper of England, and which the king sends to 
them under the half seal, to the persons named therein, to wit to each the 
sum mentioned in the roll. By letter of the keeper. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to discharge the 
taxers and collectors in co. Kent and the master and brethren of the 
hospital of poor priests, Canterbury, of the portion of the tenth and 
fifteenth last granted, touching them [as above]. 



Membrane 5. 

Nov. 18. To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port 

The Tower of London. Order to pay to Henry Pycard, or to iiis attorney, 20.s. of the 

subsidy on every sack of wool taken from that port, until ho is satisfied for 



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131 



1346. 



Memhraiu 



-cant. 



Nov. 20. 
The Tower. 



137/. in part satisfaction of 2,000 marks, as the king ordered William Freman 
and Robert Bromer, late collectors of customs in the port of Chichester, to pay 
to Henry or to his attorney, 20.";. of the subsidy in that port until he should 
be satisfied for 300/. [as at paije 104 above] and they paid him 163/. of that 
sum, as they have certified in chancery, and the king wishes Henry to be 
satisfied for the remaining 137/. 

To the same. Like order to pay 20s. of the subsidy to Henry or to Simon 
de Garton his attorney until he is satisfied for 033/. 6s. \id. in part 
satisfaction of 2,000 marks after he and his fellows have been satisfied for 
all the sums which the king ordered to be paid to them in part satisfaction 
of 35,000 marks. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Kyngeston upon Hull. Like 
order to pay to Henry 20s. of the subsidy until he is satisfied for 400/. after 
he and his fellows have been satisfied for 6,000/. which the king ordered to 
be paid to them of the subsidies in that port in part payment of the said 
35,000 marks. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Southampton. Order to 
supersede the payment to Henry Pycard of 546/. 2.s-. 3|(/. which are in arrear 
to him of the 800/. which the king ordered to be paid to him of the subsidy 
in that port, as John de Wyke and Nicholas Louy, late collectors of the 
customs there, have certified the king, as the king has ordered that he shall 
be satisfied for that sum of the issues of the subsidy in the port of London. 

ByK. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Great Yarmouth. Like order, 
* mutatis mutandis,' for 250/. 10s. 9f/. in arrear to Henry of the 400/. in that 
port, as Thomas de Drayton and William Motte, late collectors of customs 
in the port of Great Yarmouth, have certified the king. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Chichester. Like order, 

mutatis mutandis,' for 137/. in arrear to Henry of the 300/. in that port, as 

William Freman and Robert Bromer, late collectors of customs there, have 

certified the king. By K. 



MEMBRANE 4. 

Dec. 6. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to discharge the 

The Tower, master and poor of the hospital of St. Thomas the Martyr, Estbrugge, 
Canterbury, and the taxers and collectors in co. Kent of the biennial tenth 
and fifteenth last granted, of the portion touching them for the goods of 
the hospital, as it is so slenderly endowed that its goods do not suffice for 
the maintenance of the master and poor there, and if it be charged with the 
tenths and fifteenths and other aids, the master will not be able to sustain 
the charges incumbent upon the hospital. 

Dec. 12. To John de Engayne of Teversham, escheator in co. Cambridge. Order 

The Tower, not to intermeddle further with the manor of Swaveseye and two manors in 
Fulbourne, restoring the issues thereof to Eleanor late the wife of Alan la 
Zouche, knight, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the 
escheator that Alan at his death held no lands in his demesne as of fee 
or in service, in chief, of the king or any other, but that he was jointly 
enfeoffed with Eleanor of the said manors, for themselves and the heirs of 
their bodies, of the feoffment of Nicholas Kebe, vicar of Swaveseye church, 
and of John Kebe, his brother, and that the manors are held of others 
than the king by divers services. 



182 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



io4^(; Membrane 4 — roitt. 

Dec. 14. To the collectors of customs in the port of Lenne, Order, after paying 

The Tower, ^jjg fggg assigned upon the ancient custom, to be answerable to Walter de 
Chiriton, Thomas de Swanlond and their fellows, the king's merchants for 
the residue of that custom and for the issues of all the other customs and 
subsidies in that port from Michaelmas last, so that the payments which 
the merchants are bound to make for the said customs and subsidies be not 
delayed through the default of the collectors, whereby the king would have 
cause to punish them, as by agreement with the said merchants the king 
has demised to them at ferm the customs and subsidies in all the ports of 
the realm, except the custom of 2.s-. a tun of wine and the ancient custom, 
which the king has reserved for the fees assigned thereupon, so 
that, after those fees have been paid, the residue shall remain to the 
merchants, to be received from the said IMichaelmas until the end of two 
years, for rendering a certain yearly ferm to the king, as is fully contained 
in the indenture between the king and those merchants. 

The like to the collectors of customs in the following ports, to wit: — 

The collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port 
of London. 

The collectors in the port of Newcastle upon Tyne. 

The collectors in the port of Boston. 

The collectors in the port of Great Yarmouth. 

The collectors in the poi't of Ipswich. 

The collectors in the port of Sandwich. 

The collectors in the port of Wynchelse. 

The collectors in the port of Chichester. 

The collectors in the port of Southampton. 

The collectors in the port of Bristol. 

The collectors in the port of Exeter. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Kyngeston upon Hull. Like 
order to be answerable to the said merchants for the customs and sub- 
sidies in that port, except the ancient custom, which the king has granted 
to William de la Pole. 

Dec. 23. To John Herlyng and William de Clopton, collectors of the petty 

Eltham. custom in the port of London, or to those who supply their places there. 

Order to pay to the said merchants all the issues of the petty custom from 

Llichaelmas last and to pay them henceforth during the said term, in 

accordance with the king's grant aforesaid. 

Dec. 19. To William Croyser, escheator in cos. Bedford and Buckingham. Order 

Eltham, to cause William son and heir of William de la Plaunke, tenant in chief, 

to, have seisin of all the lands whereof his father was seised at his death in 

his demesne as of fee, as he has proved his age before Thomas Gary, escheator 

in CO. Somerset, and the king has taken his fealty for all the lands which 

his father held in chief and has rendered them to him, giving him respite 

t for his homage until the king's return to England. By the keeper. 

The like to John de Roches, escheator in co. Wilts. 

The like to John de Wyndesore, escheator in cos. Warwick and Leicester. 
Mandate to Roger Hillary to deliver to William the lands which belonged 
to his father and which are in Roger's custody by the king's commission. 

Dec. 30. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause 521. to be 

The Tower, allowed to Thomas de Drayton, of Great Yarmouth, in ML, as on 5 May in 

the 14th year of the reign the king ordered him to cause his ship called 

' la Alicnura ' to be made ready for the king's service with double equipment, 



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l^gj^g Membrane 'i.—vont. 

and to be munitioned with victuals for forty days, and the king would cause 
payment or other satisfaction for the cost so incurred to be made to him, 
by the testimony of Robert de Morle, then the king's admiral, and after- 
wards the kins: ordered the treasurer and barons to account with Thomas 
for the costs so incurred by him by the admiral's testimony and to give him 
payment or other satisfaction for what they should find to be due to him, 
and now Thomas has informed the king that although his said costs extend 
to 64:/. as appears by the account, yet he has not been able to obtain 
satisfaction for 44Z. hitherto, wherefore he has besought the king to cause 
52Z. to be allowed to him and to William de Goseford by reason of certain 
goods taken by them at sea in a ship called ' la Coi/ije,' in which were the 
-[OAj bishop of Glasgow and other of the king's enemies. By C. 

.Jan. 3. To the mayor and bailiffs of Bristol and to the bailift's or keepers of the 

Eltham. marine water in the port of that town. Order to cause all ships coming to 
that town with fine goods and crossing theuce with wool, hides and wool- 
fells, to be laded and unladed at the quay there, as the king is informed 
that he is defrauded of a great quantity of the customs due to him because 
ships laden with such goods and departing thence as aforesaid, are laded 
and unladed at a place three leagues from the quay, and not at that quay 
as is customary in the other ports of England. By K. and C. 

Jan. 18. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause allowance 

Eltham. to be made to John de Wodhous, the king's clerk, receiver of money 
granted to the king of divers aids beyond Trent, for the war of Scotland, in 
his account for 20 marks and his expenses in taking David de Bruys, a 
prisoner of war, from the city of York to the Tower of London, as the king 
charged Thomas de Rokeby ' le uncle,' to take David from that city to the 
Tower, and ordered John to go with David in the company of Thomas and 
to deliver to Thomas his reasonable expenses therein, by indenture, and 
John was enjoined by the council to pay Thomas 20 marks, to wit 5 marks 
for three days when David was with him in York castle and the remaining 
15 marks for his expenses in going with David to the Tower, and John paid 
that money to Thomas as he says. By C. 

Membrane 3. 

Jan. 20. To Thomas de Rokeby, escheator in co. York. Order to cause John 

Eltham. Larcher, son and heir of John Larcher, tenant in chief, to have seisin of 
all the lands whereof his father was seised at his death in his demesne as 
of fee, as he has proved his age before the escheator, and the king has taken 
his fealty for all the lands which his father held in chief, and has rendered 
them to him, giving him respite for his homage until the king's return to 
England. 

To Thomas Gary, escheator in co. Dorset. Order not to intermeddle 
further with the manor of Berewyk and certain lands in Nitherstertil, 
restoring the issues thereof, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by 
the escheator that Ralph de Ufibrd, at his death, held no lands in his 
demesne as of fee or in service, in chief, in that bailiwick, whereby the 
custody of his lands ought to pertain to the king, but that he held the 
said manor and lands of others than the king by knight's service. 

Jan. 22. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to discharge the 

Eltham. heirs and executors of William son of Thomas de Mikelfeld and the tenants 

of the land which belonged to William to whom the king committed the 



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CALENDAR OF CLOSK llOLLS. 



1347. 



Jan. 20. 

Eltham. 

1346 

Nov. 80. 
The Tower. 



Membrane 8 — cont. 

lands which belonged to John Larcher, tenant in chief, to hold until John 
Larcher his son and heir shall come of age, for rendering a certain yearly 
ferm to the king, of the said ferm, as on 20 January last the king took 
John's fealty for all the lands which his father held in chief, and rendered 
them to him, giving him respite for his homage until the king's return to 
England. 

To the sherifl" of Huntingdon. Order to cause a coroner for that county 
to be elected in place of Robert Waltshef, who is insufficiently qualified. 

To Thomas de Aspale, escheator in co. Southampton. Order to take the 
fealty of Joan late the wife of Richard le Beel, according to the form of a 
schedule enclosed with these presents, and not to intermeddle further with 
the moiety of a messuage and 60 acres of land, 4 acres of meadow, 
37s-. \Q\iL rent in Westynton, in the manor of Mapelderham, restoring the 
issues thereof, certifying the king of that fealty in chancery, as by letters 
patent the king pardoned her the trespass which she and Richard committed 
in acquiring the premises of IMargaret daughter of John de Rydynge, who 
held them in chief, and of entering the moiety without the king's licence, 
and the king granted that Joan should hold that moiety according to the 
form of that acquisition, and by inquisition taken by the escheator it is 
found that Richard at his death was jointly enfeoffed with Joan of the said 
moiety in chief by the service of coming to the views of frankpledge twice 
yearly at Mapelderham, and that Richard held other lands in his demesne 
as of fee in that county, of other lords than the king, by divers services. 



1347. 

Jan. 10. 
Eltham. 



Jan. 14. 
Eltham. 



Membrane 2. 

To the sheriff' of York for the present or the future. Order to pay to 
Thomas de Rokeby, 200 marks yearly, in accordance with the king's grant 
to him, to maintain him as a banneret, of 200 marks to be received yearly 
of the issues of that county for the life or until the king shall provide him 
with 200 marks of land or rent yearly in Scotland or elsewhere, for life. 

ByK. 

To Reginald Forester escheator in co. Surrey. Order to take a simple 
seisin in the name of the king's royal lordship in the gates of the abbey of 
Certeseye, now void by the death of John the late abbot, and not to inter- 
meddle further with the custody of the abbey or its appurtenances, restoring 
the issues thereof to the prior and convent, saving to the king the knights' 
fees and advowsons pertaining to the abbey and the custody of the lands 
acquired after 26 February last, as on that day, in consideration of the 
destruction during voidances of the woods and groves and other things per- 
taining to the abbey, by escheators and others, wishing to observe the statute 
passed in the parliament held at Westminster in the 14th year of the 
reign, and at the request of John then abbot, the king granted that the prior 
and convent should have the custody of the abbey during voidances and of 
all its temporalities and appurtenances, saving to the king the knights' fees 
and advowsons, for rendering 50 marks for a voidance of four months or 
less, and pro rata for a longer time, and that no escheator or other minister 
should intermeddle with the custody of the abbey and its appurtenances 
during a voidance, except that the escheator should take a simple seisin in 
the form aforesaid, and if the king should summon an army during a 
voidance of the abbey, the prior and convent should not be bound for their 
own and the demesne knights* fees of the abbey in their hands to 
service in that army. 



finy 



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135 



1347. 

Jan. 17. 

Elthaui. 



Jan. 12. 
Eltham. 



Jan. 24. 
Eltham. 



Jan. 15. 

Eltham. 



1346. 
Dec. 2. 

Eltham. 



1347. 
Jan. 14. 
Eltham. 



Membrane 2-~cont. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer and to the chamberlains. 
Order to account with John de Wodehous, the king's clerk, whom the king 
appointed on 7 June in the 19th year of the reign to receive all the money 
of the tenth granted by the clergy and of the tenth and fifteenth granted 
by the laity in cos. Nottingham, Derby, York, Lancaster, Northumberland, 
Cumberland and Westmorland, at the city of York, and to keep it safely 
and make payments for wages and other things necessary for the defence 
of England and of the marches thereof towards the North, for the time 
when he remained in that ofhce from the said 7 June until 15 January 
last, and to allow him iOl. for a year for his expenses and joro rata for the 
time exceeding that year, in the money of the said tenth and fifteenth in 
his possession. 

To the sheriff of Suffolk. Order to cause a coroner for that county to 
be elected in place of Roger Deneys, who is so weak that he cannot execute 
the duties of the office. 

To the sheriff of Bedford. Order to cause a coroner for that county to 
be elected in place of Hugh de Wotton, who makes no stay in the county, 
wherefore he cannot execute the duties of the office. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to direct the 
collectors of the biennial tenth last granted by the clergy of the province 
of Canterbury in the places where the benefices of the provost and scholars 
of the house of St. Mary, Oxford, are situated, to allow lOOZ. to the said 
provost and scholars in their portion of that tenth, as the king has 
pardoned them their portion of the tenth up to lOOZ. By p.s. [18010.] 

To the keeper of the New Forest. Order to cause two trenches to be 
made in that forest with all possible speed by the view and testimony of 
John de Romeseye and John atte Bere, verderers of the forest, to wit : 
one in a place called ' Estlyndwode ' and the other in a place called 
' Dinne,' each to be 100 feet broad, to enlarge the highway through the 
middle of that forest. By p.s. [17951.] 

To the mayor and sheriffs of London. Order to admit John de Foxton, 
whom John de Wesenham, the king's butler, to whom the office of coroner 
pertains, has substituted in his place, to the said office of coroner, as John 
de Wesenham is intendant upon divers affairs of the king in divers parts 
of the realm. 



Jan. 15. 

Eltham. 

Jan. 12. 

Eltham. 



Membrane l. 

To the sheriff of Worcester. Order to cause a coroner for that county to 
be elected in place of John Aillewyne, who is insufficiently qualified. 

To Nicholas Gower, escheator in the parts of Holdernesse. Order to 
amove the king's hand from "d carucates of laud in Fitlyng, and not to 
intermeddle further therewith, restoring the issues thereof to the prior of 
the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem in England, as the king ordered the 
escheator to certify why he had taken into the king's hand the prior's 
manor of Fitlyng, and he returned that he had not so taken that manor 
as a manor but he had taken the said lands, which were given to a former 
prior for finding a chantry of one chaplain to celebrate for the souls of the 
counts of Albemarl and the lords of the manor of Brustwyk and of all the 
faithful departed, daily, in the chapel of Fitlyng, from which chantry the 
priors have ceased for forty years, as is found by inquisition of office, and 



13t) 



CALENDAll OF CLOSE BOLLS. 



1347. 



Jan. 23. 

Eltham. 



Meiiihrane 1 — cont. 

aftorWiirJs tho pi-ior, appsarin<,' in chancery, besought the king to order his 
h md to l)e amoved, as the said lands were given by one Roger, knight, and 
man of William do Scures, and his wife, to God, St. John the Baptist, and 
the brethren of the Hospital of Jerusalem, to hold in frankalmoin, without 
doing any chantry or other charge, as appears by the charter of confirma- 
tion of William, of wliom the land was immediately held, and by the 
charter of W. count of Albemarl, the chief lord, shown in chancery, which 
make no mention of any charges or chantries for that land, and the king 
appointed Nicholas de Bokelond and John de Wilton and the escheator to 
take an inquisition upon the matter, and by the inquisition taken by the 
escheator and Johh it is found that the said land was given to the prior 
and brethren of the Hospital in England to hold in frankalmoin without 
finding any chantry or other charge, and that the prior and brethren hold 
no other land in the town of Fitly ng. 

To Thomas Gary, escheator in co. Somerset. Order to take the fealty 
of Isabel late the wife of Reginald de Botreaux, in accordance with the form 
of a schedule enclosed with those presents, and to deliver to her the manor 
of Kynemersdon in that county, and not to intermeddle further with the 
manor of Babynton and the advowson of the church of that town, restoring 
the issues of the latter manor to her and certifying the king in chancery of 
her fealty, as the king pardoned the trespass which she and Reginald com- 
mitted in acquiring for themselves and Reginald's heirs, by a fine levied in 
the king's court, it is said, the said manor of Kynemerston, of Master Walter 
de Botreaux, who held it in chief, and in entering it without licence, and 
the king granted that she should hold that manor, and by inquisition taken 
by the escheator it is found that Reginald, at his death, held the said manor 
jointly with Isabel and his heirs, in chief, by the service of a third part of 
a fourth part of a knight's fee, and that Reginald also held jointly with 
Isabel for themselves and Reginald's heirs, the said manor of Babynton 
and advowson, of another than the king, by knight's service. 



1346. 

May 25. 

Porchester. 



June 20. 
Porchester 



MEMBRANE 26r/. 

To the sheriffs of London. Order to cause Lewis Bochele, Francis 
Bochele, Bonaiutus Loupre, Skiatus de Sclates, Gaiuchius de Gynysano 
and Landus Bardoil, merchants of Luca, to be taken and delivered to the 
constable of the Tower of London, or to him who supplies his place, to be 
kept until further order, if Robert de Bradestan and others, arrested in 
the city of Pisa, have not been released before the octaves of Trinity next, 
as the king lately caused those merchants to be detained in the town by 
reason of the arrest of Robert and the others, because they undertook by a 
mainprise to release Robert and the others before the said day, and the king 
ordered them to be released from the Tower by that mainprise.''' 

By p.s. [1755L] 

To the constable of the Tower of London or to him who supplies his 
place. Order to cause the said merchtyats to be kept safely in the Tower 
until further order, as the merchants found mainpernors as aforesaid, to 
wit : Anthony Usus Maris, Anthony Citeroun, Anthony Bache, Francis 
Bache, merchants of Genoa, Naddus Man, merchant of Florence, 
Bartholomew Thomasyn, Nicholas atte Merssh, William Ayleward, John 
Underwode, John Coterel, William de Depham and Robert de Elsyng, 



Tested by the king, as are the three following entries. 



20 EDWxVRD III.— Part ± 



137 



1346. 



June 21. 
Porchester. 



June 23. 

Porchester. 



July 8. 
Windsor. 



July 10. 
Windsor. 



July 12. 
Windsor. 



Membrane 20^/ — cont. 

mercnants of London, and they have not obtained the release of the said 
Robert son of Thomas de Bradeston, knight, John de Sancto Phiberto and 
William de Dachet and they are delivered by their mainpernors to be 
detained in the Tower. T3y K. 

To the same. Order to cause the said merchants to be delivered to 
Thomas de Bridport, to be taken to Corf castle and detained in prison there 
until further order. By p.s. 

To the keeper of Corf castle or to him who supplies his place. Order to 
receive the said merchants from Thomas and keep them safely in the prison 
of the castle until further order. 

Memorandum that Master John de Oflford, the chancellor, on Sunday, 
2 July, by order of the king, then in the Isle of Wight upon his jiassage to 
parts beyond the sea, delivered the great seal to Master John de Thoresby, 
keeper of tlie privy seal, in the chancel before the high altar of the parish 
church of Fareham near Porchester, before the ninth hour, in the presence 
of Bartholomew de Burgherssh, 'le piere,' knight, David de Wollore, keeper 
of the rolls, and John de Wyuewyk and Henry de Ingelby, and he received 
from Master John another great seal for the government of the realm 
during the king's absence, and took it with him to his house, to wit the 
house which formerly belonged to Geolt'rey de Ramnull near Buthwyk. 
[Fa:dera.] 

William de Loungeleye acknowledges that he owes to Andrew de Bures, 
knight, and to John Botiller, parson of Foxherd church, lOOZ. ; to be levied, 
in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Suffolk.'-'' 

John de Mildenacre and William de Bedesham acknowledge that they 
owe to Roger de Skeryngton, clerk, and to Thomas de Ingelby, 100 marks ; 
to be levied etc. in co. Kent. 

Cancelled on payment, acknou'ledtied by Tlio)nas. 

John de Mannesere, parson of Walton church, diocese of Lincoln, 
acknowledges that he owes to Thomas ds Sibethorp, parson of Bekyngham 
church, 2,01. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
and ecclesiastical goods in co. Huntingdon. 

Cancelled m pai/ment. 

Geoflrey le Scrop acknowledges that he owes to William de Bohun, earl 
of Northampton, and to William de Dersham 501. ; to be levied, in default 
of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. York. 

Ca)icclled on payment, acknoniedi/ed by WilUaiii de T)ershaiii. 

Robert Vyneter of co. Kent acknowledges that he owes to Richard de 
Burton il. ; to be levied etc. in the said county. 
Cancelled on payment. 

Brother John de Hoton, master of the hospital of St. James near West- 
minster, acknowleges for himself and the brethren of the hospital, that they 
owe to Thomas de Holbourn, parson of Kelshull church, 4L ; to be levied, in 
default of payment, of their lands and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in 
CO. iliddlesex. 

Cancelled on payment. 



Tested by Lionel, the king's sou. keeper ot England, as are all the following entries. 



138 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



Membrane 26</ — cont. 



1346. 

July 13. John Gilly acknowledges that he owes to Richard dc Thoresby, clerk, 

Windsor. 13.v. 4,/, ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
CO. Cornwall. 

July 14. Siinon vicar of Glynde church, John de Crawestok of London, ' buscher,* 

Windsor. and Henry atte Wode of London acknowledge that they owe to Simon de 
Berkyng, goldsmitli, of London, and to John de Broughton, clerk, 224L ; 
' to be levied etc. in the city of London. 

Cancelleil on payment. 

July 15. William de Brokesbourn, citizen and pepperer of London, acknowledges 

Windsor. that he owes to Richard de Birton 101. ; to be levied etc. in the city of 
London. 

Cancelled on payment. 

July 8. John de Shirbourn, vintner, acknoAvledges that he owes to John Vyvent, 

Windsor. citizen and merchant of London, 2001. ; to be levied etc. in co. Oxford. 

July 8.. To the sheriff of York. Order, upon sight of these presents, and as often 

Windsor. as necessary, to go to the town of Southneubald, and to take all those who 
have presumed to collect, take away or consume the tenths, fruits and 
issues of the prebend of Suthneubald in the church of St. Peter, York, 
or done anything to break the peace, and to keep them safely until further 
order, taking the ]'osse coiiiitatim if necessary, certifying the king from time 
to time of the names of those arrested, their horses and armour and the 
price thereof, as the king is informed that certain malefactors have gone 
with armed power to that prebend which Master Andrew de Offord possesses, 
who has set out with the king to parts beyond the sea, have collected the 
said fruits and issues and carried them away, and have beaten, wounded 
and ill-treated Andrew's men and Serjeants, contrary to the statute of 
Northampton against the bearing of arms. 

July 21. To William de Thorp. Order, upon sight of these presents, to come to 

Windsor. London, to treat wdth the king's other councillors upon the direction of the 

king's affairs while he is in parts beyond, for the defence of the realm and 

the w'ar there, and to do what seems best to them and as shall be enjoined 

upon them by the king. By the keeper and C. 



MEMBRANE 25d. 

July 2. To the prior of Rochester. Order to be at Westminster on Monday 

Porchester. before St. IMargaret next to treat with those who are to go there in the 
king's name and others of the council upon certain urgent affairs touching 
the king and the state of the realm^ and to give his advice. By K. 

[Bej'. Diynity of a Peer, iv, ^^a^e 558.] 
The like to the following to wit : — 
J. archbishop of Canterbury. 
The bishop of London. . 
The bishop of Winchester. 
The bishop of Chichester. 
The abbot of Westminster. [Ibid.] 

To Master Simon de Islep. The like order. [Ihid.] 
The like to nine others. [Ibid.] 



20 EDWARD III.— Part 2. 



l;39 



1346. 
July 17. 

Windsor. 



July 18. 
Windsor. 



July 12. 
Windsor. 



July 18. 
Windsor. 



July 19. 

Windsor. 



July 13. 
Windsor. 



Membrane 25(1 — cant. 

Bartholomew Thomasyn, citizen and spicer of London, and Nicholas his 
son, acknowledge that they owe to Isabel de Rokesle 150Z. ; to be levied, 
in default of payment, of their lands and chattels in the city of London. 

Cancelled on payment. Marton. 

Bartholomew Tirel, parson of Baunton church, acknowledges that he 
owes to Walter de Baunton, citizen and merchant of London, iSQl. ; to be 
levied etc. m co. Hereford. 

John Gogh, parson of Slapton church, acknowledges that he owes to 
Richard de Thoresby, clerk, 8^. 9.s-. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
his lauds and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in co. Devon. 

Cancelled on payment. 

To William Scot and his fellows, justices appointed to hold pleas before 
the king. Order to supersede until further order the process or claim 
against the prior and friars of the Carmelites, Leune, as the king has 
learned that certain thieves, felons and common malefactors who were 
lately in the Marshalsea prison broke that prison by the aid of the prior 
and divers of the friars and were maintained by them in their close against 
the Serjeant? of the said Marshalsea, and the indictment against them was 
made by malice and the prior and friars have done nothing in the matter 
except to maintain the liberty of Holy Church, as the king is more fully 
informed. By p.s. 

Hugh de Depedene, citizen and vintner of London, acknowledges that 
he owes to Herman le Skypper, citizen and merchant of London, IGZ. ; to 
be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Middlesex. 

Thomas de Gillyngham acknowledges that he owes to John de Killyng- 
worth, citizen and draper of London, 20 marks ; to be levied etc. in co. 
Kent. 

Cancelled on paipnent. 

The same Thomas acknowledges that he owes to Nicholas de Killyng- 
worth, 20 marks ; to be levied as aforesaid. 
Cancelled on payment. 

To the sheriff of Kent. Order to supersede the further exigent against 
Henry son of Henry de Birche of Legh, while he is in the king's service, 
and to have this writ before the king on the day when the writ of exigent 
is returnable, as the king has pardoned Henry the suit of his peace for all 
felonies and trespasses committed in the realm, so that he stand to right in 
the king's court if anyone wishes to speak against him thereupon, and 
because he is indicted for such felonies, and he has set out in the king's 
service to parts beyond the sea, in the company of Thomas de Bello 
Campo, earl of Warwick, he is placed in exigent to be outlawed because 
he did not appear before those justices to answer for the said felonies, 
whereupon the earl has besought the king to cause those exigents to be 
superseded while Henry is in the said service. By p.s. 

Enrolment of release by William de Shaldeford of Caernarvan, son and 
heir of William de Shaldeford to Edward prince of Wales, duke of Cornwall 
and earl of Chester, of all his right and claim in the lands which he held in 
the town of Nantmaur, co. Angleseye, and in the mill of Ethynok, co. 
Caernarvan, which his father held of the king's grant. As his seal is 
unknown, that of Sir William de Shareshall, knight, justice, has been 
appended to these presents, at his request. Dated at London on 20 July, 
20 Edward III. 

MeiiKiraiidiiiii that William came into chancery at the house of the 
Carmelite friars on 2i July and acknowledged the preceding deed. 



140 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1346. 

July 25. 
Wiiidsor. 



July 27. 

Windsor. 



July 29. 

Windsor. 



July 20. 

Windsor. 



July 29. 
Windsor. 



Membrane 25(1 — cont. 

John, prior of Lewes, acknowledges for himself and convent that they 
owe to John de Porta, prior of Montacute, G2Z. ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of their lands and chattels in co. Sussex. 

The same prior of Montacute puts in his place Master Simon de Puteo, 
to prosecute the execution of the preceding recognisance. 

To the warden of the T'lete prison. Order to release the prior of 
Wymundham, late one of the collectors and assessors of the ninth of 
sheaves, lambs and fleeces in co. Norfolk, frqm prison by a mainprise, as 
he is detained in prison in that county for 1,896Z. 3.s., m which he is bound 
to the king for the arrears of that ninth, and for certain concealments and 
frauds made by him in the sale and collection of the ninth, and he 
has found Thomas de Drayton of Great Yarmouth, Thomas de Walden of 
London, spicer, John de Lympenhowe of co. Norfolk, John Motoun of 
London, mercer, John de Elsyng of London, mercer, and Richard de 
Lymbury of St. Albans, who have mainperned to have him, if he be not 
sick, before the barons of the exchequer on the octaves of IMichaelmas next, 
or to answer for the said sums, concealments and frauds, and further to do 
and receive what the king's court shall determine. By C. 

To the same. The like, ' mutatis viutandif;,' for Thomas atte Gannok, 
late one of the collectors and assessors of the ninth of sheaves, lamias and 
fleeces in co. Norfolk. 

To the sheriff of Norfolk. Order to supersede the demand made upon 
the prior of Wymondham, late one of the collectors, etc. for the said sum 
in which he is bound to the king. By C. 

John de Gloucestre, son and heir of John de Gloucestre, acknowledges 
that he owes to John de Hyngeston, citizen and goldsmith of London, 200 
marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
CO. Middlesex. — The chancellor received the acknowledgment. 

Cancelled on jjaijmerit. 

To the justiciary of Ireland and the chancellor there and to the treasurer, 
Dublin. Order to view a schedule enclosed with these presents and to do 
as they shall see to be contained therein, as the king has understood their 
letters and an indenture, sent to him by the bearer of these presents, and 
he wishes to be done what has been ordained by the council, contained in 
the said schedule. By the keeper and C. 

[Fcedera.] 

The answers of the indenture and letter lately sent to the king by 
Sir John Morice, then justiciary of Ireland, firstly as to the earls of 
Dessemont and Kildare, because Sir Thomas de Berkele, Sir Reginald de 
Cobham and Sir Maurice de Berkele have become mainpernors for the earl 
of Dessemont, that he will come to the king in England and answer to 
him and others and to do and receive what the law decrees, and the earl of 
Kildare shall be released by a like mainprise, it is agreed that the justiciary 
of Ireland shall cause those earls to come to England in the said form and 
if they do not, process shall be made against them according to the 
common law, and the clerk who will go to stay there with the chancellor 
will be fully informed concerning the lands of the earl of Dessemount and 
of all other things touching this matter. Freiuh. [Ihid.] 

Benedict de Ditton acknowledges that he owes to John de Priterwell, 
citizen and spicer of London, 10?. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
his lands and chattels in co. Essex. 



20 EDWARD III.— Part 2. 



141 



1346. 
July 29. 

Windsor. 



Membrane 25d — cant. 

To William de Fremblesworth. Order to deliver all the king's horses 
above the age of three years to William le Ferour, the king's yeoman, by 
indenture, whom the king has ordered to receive them, to be kept by him 
as the king has enjoined upon him. By bill of the treasurer. 



July 13. 

Windsor. 



July 3. 
Windsor. 



July 14. 

Windsor. 



July 14. 
Windsor. 



MEMBRANE 24(/. 

Enrolment of release by John de Isdle of Bourghle, knight, to the abbot 
and convent of Westminster, of all his right and claim in the lands which 
Sir Adam de Norwico, vicar of Feryngge, Sir Alan de Curtlyngton, 
chaplain, and Roger de Ijynton held of his gift and feoffment by the name 
of the manor of Mulsham, near Chelmesford, co. Essex. Witnesses : 
William de Notton, Richard atte Pole, Robert de Thorp, Richard de Smeton, 
Hasculph de Whitewell, Geoflt'rey de Lufwyk, Robert de Cadesby. Dated 
at Westminster on the feast of the Translation of St. Thomas the Martyr, 
20 Edward III. 

Mcmurcnubdii that John came into chancery on 12 July and acknowledged 
the preceding deed. 

William de Hopton acknowledges that he owes to Richard de la Pole, 
20Z. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
CO. Salop. 

John Howard, knight, William Carbonel, knight, and John de Fyncham 
acknowledge that they owe to William de Bohun, earl of Northampton, and 
to William de Dersham 300^. ; to be levied etc. in co. Norfolk. 

Cancelled on payment, acknoiLieth/cd by William de Dersham. 

Nicholas de Taterford, clerk, acknowledges that he owes to Richard de 
Thouresby, clerk, lO.v. ; to be levied etc. in co. Norfolk, 
Cancelled on payment. 

Robert de Wachesham, knight, acknowledges that he owes to William 
de Bohun, earl of Northampton, and to William de Dersham 400^. ; to be 
levied etc. in co. Suffolk. 

William Croyser acknowledges that he owes to Master John de Offord, 
dean of Lincoln, 500 marks ; to be levied etc. in cos. Bedford, Huntingdon 
and Northampton. 

Enrolment of assignment of dower to Cecily late the wife of William 
Lescrop, tenant in chief, whom John de Clopton married, made at 
Beiford, co. Hertford, before the escheator in that county, on 22 April, 
20 Edward III, with the assent of John, archbishop of Canterbury and of 
Bartholomew de Burghassh, the elder, general attorneys of Queen Philippa, 
to whom the king committed the custody of all the lands which belonged 
to William Lescrop in that county, to hold until Richard his heir shall 
come of age: imprimis the escheator delivered to John de Clopton and 
Cecily by the view and assignment of Geoffrey Amyce, Roger Elys, Robert 
le Smyth of Brygyndon, William West, John atte Cherche and John le 
Voulere, jurors, who measured all the lands which belonged to William in 
that county, a cowshed next the small part and a small grange, situate 
together ; also an upper chamber upon the chief part with all appendages 
and a portion with a stable near the same and free access ; also a 
third part of a sheepfold on the west and a third part of a garden 



142 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 

134G. 



Mcwhram' 24</ — cnnt. 



called Clerkesawe on the east, with hedges and ditches; also a parcel 
of garden in the rear of a long house with hedges and ditches, and a small 
gate thereto between the npper chamber and the said house, and the third 
part of the profit of a dovecote when it falls in ; also the bakery and 
' le foryerd ' arie common with the earl during his term and thenceforth 
with the heir and with John de Clopton and Cecily ; also 8 acres of land 
with hedges and ditches adjacent in a field called ' Allesfeld ' in the east 
part thereof in Dabbeslond, 2 acres of hind with hedges and ditches adja- 
cent, on the north ; in Ravenestokescroft, i acre of land on the south ; in 
Collecroft ^ acre f rood of land with hedges aind ditches adjacent, on the 
east ; in Bartillotiscroft, 1 acre of land on the east with hedges and ditches ; 
in Alwynesfeld, 2^ acres of land on the south; in Patrikesfeld, 4 acres of 
land with hedges and ditches adjacent, on the east part of the field ; in 
Maresclalesfeld 4^ acres of land with hedges and ditches adjacent, on the 
east part of the field; a piece of land called 'Paches,' with hedges and 
ditches ; in Westcroft 1 acre of land with hedges and ditches, and in 
Wellefeld 2 acres for the third part of Lymeseyshull containing 5 acres and 
for 1 acre in Btokkynk ; in Kattesfeld 2 acres of land in the north part of the 
• field ; in Loiigefeld 4 acres of land in the east part ; in Aylmaresfeld 3 acres 
of land on the east ; in Reden i acre Ij roods of land on the east, with hedges 
and ditches ; in Godehowecroft 3 acres of land on the south with hedges and 
ditches ; in Sparkeshadwyk 3J acres of land with hedges and ditches, on 
the north ; in le Hoocroft ^ acre of land with hedges and ditches adjacent, 
on the east ; in Noreyscroft an acre of land with hedges and ditches adjacent, 
on the south ; in Makemayesfeld i acre of land on the east, and in Culver- 
housecroft ^ acre of land with hedges and ditches on the north ; also a croft 
called Bradelond with hedges and ditches and i acre of land in le Milnefeld 
for a third part of 9 acres in le Mellefeld of Berkhampstede Moeles and for 
3J acres of land in le Cronepitle ; in Salangrefeld 3 acres of land for a third 
part of 7 acres i rood of land in Longecroft ; in Hariotescroft, 1 acre 
1^ roods of land with hedges and ditches adjacent, on the east ; in Wode- 
croft 1^ roods of land with hedges and ditches adjacent, on the south ; a 
croft called Banecroft with hedges and ditches for a third part of 20 acres 
of land in Monefeld and Almarislond ; in Walbrounesfeld 2 acres of land 
on the south ; in le Castelfeld 1 acre of land on the east ; | acre of land 
in le Monefeld on the east, also 1| acres ^ rood of meadow in Beiford for a 
third part of 2 acres of meadow in Berkhampstede Moeles and for a third 
part of 2 acres of meadow in Beiford and 3 roods of meadow in Hertfordyng- 
bury ; also 1 acre 1^ roods of wood on the east in Beiford and 2s. rent in 
Hatfeld to be received of the heir of Robert de Pomesbourn. 

Aug. 1. Thomas Horewold, citizen of London, acknowledges that he owes to 

Windsor. William Box, citizen and merchant of London, 501 ; to be levied, in default 
of payment, of his lands and chattels in the city of London. 

July 16. To the mayor and bailiffs of Sandwich. Order to make diligent scrutiny 

Windsor. upon the men coming to that port, and to arrest all letters which they find 
by such scrutiny and send them to chancery to be inspected by the 
chancellor, and to cause all inn-keepers and others of that town to be 
assembled before them, enjoining them not receive any guests into their 
houses before such scrutiny has been made, upon a heavy penalty, as the 
king has gone to parts beyond the sea, and he has learned that several 
people of parts beyond often come to that port with letters prejudicial to 
him and the realm, and they are lodged by the men of the town. 

By K. and C. 



20 EDWARD III.— Part 2. 



143 



1346. 



July 7. 
Windsor. 



July 8. 
Windsor. 



July 23. 
Windsor. 



July 10. 
Windsor. 



Mi'inbvanc 24^/ — cont. 

Enrolment of grant by Maud, late the wife of Thomas de Wengrave to 
Thomas son of Nicholas Fermbaud of all the corn growing this day on 
120 acres of land in Wengrave and Rollesham, which she recovered against 
Thomas and Alice his wife in the Common Bench at Easter term last. 
Dated in Westminster hall on Wednesday the eve of St. Margaret, 
20 Edward III. French. 

Memorandum that the said Maud came into chancery at Westminster on 
the said day and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

To William de ShareshuU, John de Stouford and Hamo de Derworthy, 
justices of assize in co. Devon. Order to continue in the same state in 
which they now are all assizes of novel disseisin arramed against Henry 
de Wilyngton, who is about to set out to parts beyond the sea in the king's 
service, so long as he remains in that service or until further order, in 
accordance with the ordinance. By p.s. [17788.] 

To Bartholomew de Burgherssh, constable of Dover castle and warden 
of the Cinque Ports, or to him who supplies his place there. Order to 
permit brother Thomas de Lughteburgh, canon of the abbey of Croxton, 
who is going to Flanders for the affairs of his house, by the king's licence, 
to cross from the port of Sandwich with 40.s-. in gold for his expenses, 
provided that he take with him no letters or other things prejudicial to the 
king, contrary to the ordinance. By C. 

John de Thyngden, parson of Ondeby churcli, acknowledges that he owes 
to Thomas de Byfeld, 20Z. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in co. Northampton. 

Enrolment of bond by William de Shaldeford, son and heir of William 
do Shaldeford of Caernarvan, to Edward prince of Wales, duke of Cornwall 
and earl of Chester, in 100/. which he received from the prince on the day 
of the making of these presents to traffic for him therewith and to render 
to him the gain thereupon. Dated at London on 20 July, 20 Edward III. 
FreiicJi. 

Memorandum that William came into chancery at the house of the 
Carmelite friars, on 24 July, aijd acknowledged the preceding deed. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer and to the chamberlains. 
Order to account with the king's merchants of the society of the Peruzzi 
for certain sums of money and other things for which they are bound to 
render account to him, and that account being rendered to certify the king 
of the end thereof and of how much is due to the king by the merchants 
or by them to him. By p.s. 

Memorandum, that Alan de Skarnyng, John Whalisman, Alexander atte 
Veil, William Paulesholt, Henry Ledecombe and Stephen de Huntyngdon 
on 29 July mainperned before the council to have Lapinus de Kyngham, 
carpenter, then detained in the Tower of London for certain trespasses and 
contempts of the king, before the chancellor and others of the council when 
they are warned thereupon. 



Membrane 23(/. 

Enrolment of indenture made between the king and Lote Nicholyn and 
George Clerekyn, of Florence, masters and workers of the king's money, 
and Richard de Walpol, John de Toppesfeld, John de Kyngeston, Adam de 
Walpol and John de Bedeford, citizens of London, changers of the said 
money and mainpernors for the said workers, testifying that whereas the 
king by advice of the council has appointed Lote and George to be workers of 



144 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 

— I 

-ly^n Meiiibrani' 2'6il — cunt. 

his money to make three kinds of gold money, at Gs. Hd. the piece called the 
gold nohle, 42 pieces to the pound weight of the Tower of London, another 
weighing half for 40'/., 84 pieces to the pound, and a third weighing a 
qiuxrter for 20(/., 148 pieces to the pound, each pound to bo worth 14/., and 
to be of line gold ; of each pound the king shall have lis. 8</., whereof the 
masters shall take for their work, damage, and all manner of costs save the 
wages of the wardens 20^/. and the merchants shall have the remaining 
18/. 8.S. 4(/., and the masters shall have ^ carat for remedy on each pound of 
gold, to wit if there is default of less than that amount the wardens shall 
deliver the money as good ; and the masters have undertaken to make 
sterlings of silver "of the alloy of the old sterlings, to be of the weight of 
22.S. G(/. for each pound, and the king shall have lid. on the pound, whereof 
the masters shall have G|(/. for their work, etc., and the inerchants the 
remainder, and the merchants shall have 2tl. for remedy on each pound in 
the form aforesaid ; and the masters have also undertaken to make silver 
' mailles ' of the weight of 28.s. 3^/. for each pound, and the king shall have 
17(/. on each pound, whereof the masters shall have 10'/. for all costs, etc., 
and they will make silver ' ferlings ' to be of the weight of 33s. 5d. the 
pound, and the king shall have 19(/. on each pound, whereof the masters 
shall have 12d. for all costs and they shall have the same remedy as for 
the sterlings ; and the king will appoint wardens in every place where the 
money is made to survey the same, whether it be of true alloy and weight, 
to wit, so soon as the money is coined they and the masters shall receive it 
and put it in a hutch under two keys, one for each, and before the money 
is delivered to the merchants the wardens, at the request of the masters, 
shall assay it and if it be not so good as they have undertaken it shall be 
delivered to the masters to refound and make good at their own cost, 
and when it is proved good the wardens and masters shall take 2.s-. of 
every ICO pounds of silver and a gold piece of every 5 pounds to be 
placed in a box under the two keys and the seals of the wardens and 
masters, and the box shall be kept in the hutch and opened every three 
months, once before the council or their deputy and before the said wardens 
and masters, and the money shall be assayed before them, and if it be 
found good according to the aforesaid agreements, the masters shall 
have letters patent under the great seal and. they shall not be bound 
and shall not be challenged for any money found in the realm or all 
the king's power, except for the assay of the money found in the said box ; 
and whenever the keepers are required by the masters to deliver gold 
or silver they shall be bound to do so for the ease and profit of 
merchants, who will be more ready to bring gold and silver to the said 
money, and the wardens shall take all the profit of that money which 
pertains to the king and shall render account therefor, so that the 
masters be not charged to render account to the king but only to the 
warden, and the king will cause proclamation to be made that no one shall 
carry any money out of the realm except the said neAv gold money, upon 
pain of forfeiture and their persons at the king's will, except by his special 
licence, and no man in England shall carry any manner of false money upon 
the same penalty, and that no one shall receive or spend money of any 
other coinage, and that, the good silver money now current shall remain so, 
and no one shall refuse the king's money, and of the money found false a 
third shall go to the informer or finder, and two parts to the king ; and he 
has confirmed to the said merchants and their fellows the ancient charters 
of liberties granted to the moneyers. Dated at Westminster on 28 July, 
20 Edward III. French. 

Mnndate to William de Wakefield, keeper of the exchanges in the Tower 
of London, to cause that money to be made in the form aforesaid. 



20 EDWAED III.— Part 2. 



145 



1346. 
Aug. 17. 

Windsor. 



July 26. 
Windsor. 



Aug. 4. 
Windsor. 



Aug. 5. 
Windsor. 

Aug. 9. 
Windsor. 



Membrane 23d — cont. 

William, abbot of King's Beaulieu, acknowledges for himself and convent 
that they owe to Thomas Broun, citizen of London, 200Z. ; to be levied, in 
default of payment, of their lands and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in 
CO. Southampton. 

Cancelled on paymejit. 

To the sheriff of Oxford. Order to supersede until three weeks from 
Michaelmas next the distraint made upon Peter de Dudecote for 40^. in 
which he is bound to the king by a recognisance made in chancery, as 
he asserts that he paid that sum by the hands of Robert de Burton, receiver 
of the king's chamber, as may appear by divers letters of acquittance under 
the seal called ' Griffoun,' shown before the king in chancery. 

Warin de Insula son of Warin de Insula, knight, ackowledges that he 
owes to Gilbert de Elsefeld, knight, 160/. ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Essex. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Gilbert de Elsefeld, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Warin de 
Insula, son of Warin de Insula, knight, 2001. ; to be levied etc. in co. 
Berks. 

Cancelled on payment. 

John de Wolverton acknowledges that he owes to John Lovet 301. ; to 
be levied etc. in co. Buckingham. 

John le Smale, clerk, acknowledges that he owes to John Atteston of 
Harewe, William le Barber of Willesdon and John de Tettebury 20^. ; to 
be levied etc. in co. York. 



July 8. 
W^indsor. 



Aug. 3. 
Windsor. 



July 30. 

W'indsor. 



MEMBRANE 22d. 

To Richard de Kelleshull, Eobert de Thorp and John de Rokele, justices 
of assize in co. Bedford. Order to continue in the same state in which 
they now are all assizes of novel disseisin arramed against William Kempe, 
who is about to set out in the king's service to parts beyond the sea, while 
he remains in that service, or until further order, in accordance with the 
ordinance. By p.s. [17793.] 

To J. archbishop of Canterbury. Order to publish the matters which 
the king sends to him contained in a schedule enclosed with these presents 
concerning the favourable events following the king's landing at Hogges in 
Normandy, and to cause prayers to be made, masses offered, and processions 
made twice a week, and other pious offices daily for the king and his army, 
that God may be gracious to them, the church and the commonweal. 
[Fcedej-a.] 

The like to the archbishop of York and to all the bishops of England. 
[Ibid.] 

To J, archbishop of Canterbury. Summons to attend a parliament at 
Westminster on Monday after the Nativity of the Virgin next to treat 
concerning the war, the king's rights and the state and defence of the 
realm, and to give his advice, warning the prior and chapter of Christ 
Church, Canterbury, the archdeacons and all the clergy of his diocese to 
attend the said parliament, the prior and archdeacons in person and the 
chapter and clergy by their proctors. By K. the keeper and C. 

[Rep. Dignity of a Peer, iv. page 558.] 

The like to W. bishop of Winchester, fifteen other bishops and the 
guardian of the spiritualities of the bishopric of St. Asaph. [Ibid.] 



11483 



146 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 

1346. 



Membrane 22r/ — cont. 



To the abbot of St. Augustine's, Canterbury. Summons to attend the 
said parliament. By K. the keeper and C. 

[Ibid.] 

The like to twenty three other abbots, the prior of the Hospital of St. 
John of Jerusalem in England and the prior of Lewes. [Ibid.] 

The ivrit to the abbot of Oseneye is vacated because he has a charter of 
acquittance from suiiimnnses to parliament, and therefore it is cancelled. 

To John de Warrenna, earl of Surrey. Summons to attend the said 
parliament ' mutatis )tiutondis.' By K. the keeper and C. 

[Ibid.] 

The like to four other earls and twelve others. [Ibid, adding Roger de 
Grey.] 

To the sheriff of Kent. Order to cause two knights for that shire, two 
citizens of each city and two burgesses of each borough to be elected to 
attend the said parliament. By K. the keeper and C. 

[Ibid.] 

The like to all the sheriffs of England. [Ibid.] 

To Bartholomew de Burgherssh, constable of Dover castle and warden of 
the Cinque Ports, or to him who supplies his place. Order to cause two 
barons to be chosen in each of those ports to attend the said parliament. 

[Ibid.] By K. the keeper and C. 

To William Scot. Summons to attend the said parliament to give his 
counsel with others of the council. By K. the keeper and C. 

[Ibid.] 
. The like to fifteen others. [Ibid.] 

To W. archbishop of York. Order to send a proctor to the said parlia- 
ment in his place, as he is himself occupied with the defence of the march 
of Scotland. [Ibid.] 

The like to the following, to wit : 

Gilbert de Humphramviil, earl of Ancgos. 

Thomas de Lucy and nine others. 

Th. bishop of Durham, or his vicar general in his absence. 

J. bishop of Carlisle. 

The abbot of St. Mary's, York. 

The abbot of Selby. [Ibid.] 



MEMBRANE 21d. 

Aug. 10. To the warden of the Flete prison. Order to release Hardelephus de 

Windsor. Barton from that prison by a mainprise, as he has besought the king to 
order him to be so released for a certain time, as he has been imprisoned for 
no small time for the arrears of certain sums of money due to the king for 
wool bought of him, and he paid no small sums of money to divers men 
by the king's order, for which several letters of acquittance were made to 
him, and he cannot obtain these while he remains in prison, and he has 
found before the king in chancery John de Brigham of co. York, Bartholomew 
de Suthwerk, John de Werdon of co. Buckingham, William de Shalford of 
Wales, Peter de Clay of London, Walter de Chesseye of co. Middlesex and 
Peter de Elyngham of co. Norfolk, who have mainperued to have him before 
the treasurer and barons of the exchequer on the quinzaine of Michaelmas 
next, to answer for the said debt and further to do and receive what shall 
then be ordained. By C. 



20 EDWARD III.— Part 2. 



147 



1346. 



Membrane 21<l — cont. 

Enrolment of grant by John Ive, son and heir of John Ive of Sandwich, 
to Sir Peter de Gildesburgh, clerk, of the reversion of a messuage, 90 acres 
of land in Hamwold in the parish of Wednesbergh, which Custancia 
Gerrard, late the wife of John Gerrard, his uncle, holds for life, by acqui- 
sition of the said John and Custancia, with reversion at her death to John 
Ive. Dated at Grove in the parish of Wednesburgh on 2 August, 20 
Edward III. Witnesses : Sir Thomas de Brokhull, knight, William de 
Langele, John Parrot, Alan de Twytham, John de Hamwold, John de 
Sandhurst, Eustace de Bourne, Thomas atte Hall, Thomas Lucas, Stephen 
Reyner. 

Memorandum that John Ive came into chancery on 13 August and 
acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Thomas de Gippewico acknowledges that he owes to David de Wollore, 
clerk, \l. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
CO. Suffolk. 

Master John de Creyk, parson of Spofford church, diocese of York, 
acknowledges that he owes to the prior of Lewes 380 marks ; to be levied, 
in default of payment, of his lands and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in 
CO. York. 

Brother John de Janycuria, prior of Lewes, acknowledges for himself and 
convent that they owe to Walter de Crek, knight, and to Master John de 
Crek, parson of Spofford church, diocese of York, 600^. ; to be levied etc. 
in CO. Norfolk. 

To the sheriff of Suffolk. Order to cause Thomas de Holbrok, who is 
about to set out in the king's service to parts beyond the sea, to have 
respite until All Saints next for all the sums of money by which he made 
fine with the king for himself and his Serjeants before William Scot and his 
fellows, justices appointed to hold pleas before the king, for certain 
trespasses and excesses for which he and his Serjeants were indicted in that 
county. By the keeper and C. 

William, abbot of King's Beaulieu, acknowledges for himself and 
convent that they owe to Simon Fraunceys, citizen and mercer of London, 
40Z. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels and 
ecclesiastical goods in co. Southampton. 

Cancelled on payment. 

To the sheriff of Hertford. Order to release Simon Legat of Kemyton, 
chaplain, imprisoned at Hertford for divers trespasses against the peace, 
whereof he is indicted before Stephen de Bassyngbourn, Edward de Kendale 
and Roger de Luda, whom the king appointed keepers of the peace in that 
county, if he find mainpernors who will undertake to have him before the 
justices at the next delivery of the said gaol to answer for his trespassss. 

By the keeper and C. 

To the sheriff of Dorset. Order to supersede the taking of Robert vicar 
of Bredesidelyng church until the day when he is to appear before the 
justices and to release him without delay until that day, if he has been 
taken, by a mainprise, as the king has learned that Richard, abbot of 
Middelton, impleads Robert for a trespass committed upon him, and by 
process held thereupon the abbot has so far pursued in the affair that the 
sheriff has been ordered by writ de judicio to have Robert before the justices 
on a day contained in the writ to answer the abbot for the said trespass, 
and Robert has found before the king in chancery William Strugg, 



1^ 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1346. 



Aug. 18. 
Windsor. 



Aug. 10. 
Windsor. 



Aug. 22. 
Westminster 



Aug. 16. 
Windsor. 



Aug. 16. 
Windsor. 



Mouhranr 21'/ — ccmt. 

William de Fefeld of co. Wilts, John Wyk of co. Oxford, and Nicholas de 
Waihciiu of CO. Dorset, who have mainperned to have him before the 
justices on the said day, to answer the abbot for the said trespass. I3y C. 

To the sheriff of Suffolk. Order to supersede the exigents against 
Warin vicar of Brundyssh church and Adam Cacch, parson of Herlowe 
church, until the day when they are to appear before the justices, by a 
mainprise, as they are indicted for a contempt and trespasses against the 
king before Hugh de Saxham and his fellows, justices of oyer and terminer, 
and because they did not come before those justices to answer for the same 
they are placed in exigent in that county to be outlawed, and they have 
informed the king that the exigents and indictment have proceeded without 
their knowledge, and they have besought the king to order the exigents 
and the taking of their persons to be superseded, as they are ready to stand 
to right upon the premises on the day when the writ of exigents is return- 
able and they have found before the king in chancery W' illiam de W^edon of 
London, John Castleacre of London, 'goldsmyth,' and Thomas Castleacre 
of London, ' goldsmyth,' who have mainperned to have them before the 
justices on the said day to answer as aforesaid. By C. 

To the sheriff of Norfolk. Order to supersede the taking of Stephen 
Hert and Robert Marcaunt until the day when they are to appear before 
the justices, and to release them without delay, if he has taken them, by a 
mainprise, as John de Henneye impleaded them before the justices of the 
Bench to render account to him for the time when they were receivers of 
his money, and John pursued so far in the aliair that the sheriff was 
ordered by writ de judicio to arrest Stephen and Robert and have them 
before the justices on the day contained in the writ, to answer John for 
that account, and they have found before the king in chancery Martin de 
Secheford, John de Tarynton, William Kere and Henry Clerk of that 
county, who have mainperned to have them before the justices on the said 
day to answer John for the said account. By C. 

Richard Herneys of Elmendon acknowledges that he owes to Peter de 
Chynak and John de Flisco called ' Cardenal," 45s. ; to be levied, in default 
of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Essex. 

Cancelled on payment. 

To the sheriffs of London. Order to release John de Badewe, 'coteler,' 
from prison, as he has besought the king to order him to be released, as 
he is imprisoned in Neugate gaol for receiving false money called ' Luxe- 
burgh,' fraudulently brought to England from parts beyond, and he is quite 
ignorant of receiving such money and is ready to answer at the king's 
suit and to stand to right thereupon, and William de Berneswode, William 
de Wedon, William atte Hurst, Simon le Monk and Richard Sharpe of 
London, and Daniel de Burgham of co. Kent have mainperned in chancery 
to have John before the justices to stand to right upon the premises and 
further to do and receive what shall be ordained. By C. 

Vacated because it was surrendered and is otherwise below. 

To the same. Order to release John Badewe, 'coteler,' imprisoned in 
Neugate gaol on suspicion of false money called 'Luxebourgh,' fraudulently 
brought to England from parts beyond, from that gaol, by a mainprise, as 
he has besought the king to provide a remedy, as he is ready to answer 
the king thereupon, and the said mainpernors have undertaken to have 
him before the king or his justices to stand to right upon the premises 
and to do and receive what the king's court shall determine. By 0. 



20 EDWARD III.— Part 2. 



149 



1346. 

Aug. 23. 
Westminster. 



July 12. 
Windsor. 



Aug. 26. 
iVestminster. 



Aug. 20. 
^Westminster. 



Aug. 9. 
kVestminster. 



Aug. 14. 
Windsor. 



Membrane 20f/. 

John Gyen, parson of Culmynton church, diocese of Bath and Wells, 
acknowledges that he owes to William de Newenham, parson of Bekynton 
church, 201. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
and ecclesiastical goods in co. Somerset. 

Cancelled on paijment. 

To the sheriffs of London. Order to cause proclamation to be made that 
no one of parts beyond shall presume to come to the realm with letters and 
other things prejudicial to the king and his people, upon pain of forfeiture, 
unless he take them immediately to the keepers of the ports, mayors or 
bailiffs of the places where he lands, and show the cause of his entry into 
the realm ; and the sheriffs shall make scrutiny of such persons and shall 
arrest those whom they find bearing letters or other things contrary to 
the proclamation, and shall imprison them until further order, and they 
shall take inquisition concerning the names of those who have entered the 
realm to discover the king's secrets and transmit them to his enemies in 
parts beyond, and keep all those indicated and others who are suspect 
in prison, informing the king of their names ; as the king has set out to 
parts beyond for the defence of the realm, and he has learned from the cry 
of his people that in his absence several persons have brought such letters 
to the realm, and have come to spy upon his secrets and to transmit them 
to his enemies. By the keeper and C. 

John Charman, citizen and fishmonger of London, acknowledges that he 
owes to William de Melchebourne 20Z. ; to be levied, in default of payment, 
of his lands and chattels in co. Essex. 

John de Wesenham and Richard de Salteby acknowledge that they owe 
to Master John de Uflbrd, dean of Lincoln, 300 marks ; to be levied etc. 
in the city of London. 

Cancelled on payment. 

To the abbot of Bufiestre, Richard de Gommersale, John Goof, John de 
Pitte, Adam de Brankescombe and John Dabernoun. Order to supersede 
the execution of their commission to enquire by the oath of lawful men of 
CO. Devon what sums of money Simon, late abbot of Torre, John de Ralegh 
of Beaudeport, and John de Chuddelegh, late assessors and collectors of the 
ninth of sheaves, lambs and fleeces in that county, levied and received of 
each of the parishes, cities, boroughs and ancient demesne lands in the 
county and of the manner thereof, as although the king appointed them for 
this, he has now appointed Hugh de Courteneye, earl of Devon, Henry de la 
Pomeray, William de Shareshull, John de Stouford, and Hervy Tyrel to take 
that inquisition and has revoked the commission to the others. 



Robert Fitz Payn, knight, acknowledges that he owes to John de 
Pulteneye, knight, 80Z. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in co. Dorset. — William de Shareshull, received the acknow- 
ledgment by writ. 

Cancelled on payment. 

To Thomas Spigurnel supplying the place of Bartholomew de Burgherssh, 
constable of Dover castle and warden of the Cinque Ports. Order to go to 
Wynchelse, or to send another if he cannot go himself, and to cause a ship 
called 'Za George'' to be surveyed and inquisition to be taken there by the 
oath of lawful men of the town, on Friday next, as to how that ship was 
broken at a place near Wynchelse, and to cause what can be sa\ed of the 
ship to be brought to land and delivered by indenture to Stephen de 



150 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1346. 



Aug. 18. 
Windsor. 



Oct. 3. 

Windsor. 



Aug. 12. 
Windsor. 



Sept. 7. 
Westminster. 



Sept. 25. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 20'/ — cont. 

Padiham, Henry Fynche, Reginald Alard and Peter Fyssh, with all the 
tackle of the ship, to be kept until further order, and to send the inquisition 
and all his action in the matter to the king in chancery, without delay. 

To the warden of the house of the friars minors in the city of London. 
Order not to admit any alien friars to stay in that house otherwise than 
is customary by the ancient rule of the order, without the king's special 
licence, amoving from their house any whom they have admitted thereto 
at another time, as the king is informed that they receive so many alien 
friars to stay in their house, that the indigens cannot be maintained there, 
wherefore it will be necessary for them to disperse if a remedy be not 
speedily applied, and the king wishes to protect the indigenous friars, who 
are there to pray and celebrate for the king and the souls of his progenitors. 

To the sheriff of Cumberland. Whereas it is ordained by the king and 
his council that the king's gold money current for 6.s. Hd., [Qd. and 20d. 
the piece shall be current in the realm at that price, and that no one shall 
refuse to receive it upon pain of forfeiture, and it was agreed in the last 
parliament held at Westminster that the said money should be so received, 
and that all mayors, sheriffs and bailiffs of franchises and other bailiffs and 
ministers should have power to attach all who refused the money and to 
punish them, and that no one should take any money out of the realm 
except the said gold money, upon pain of losing the money and the person 
at the king's will, without his special licence, and that no one should bring 
to England false money of gold or silver upon the said penalty, and that no 
one should receive or spend money of any other coinage, without licence, 
and that the good silver money current should remain so, and that all may 
inform against offenders and a third part of the forfeitures should go to the 
informers and two parts to the king: the king therefore orders the sheriff' 
to cause the above things to be proclaimed, and he shall arrest all those 
found doing the contrary and have them taken to the Tower of London, to 
be kept there until further order. French. By C. 

The like to all the sheriffs of England. French. 

To Robert de Uffbrd, admiral of the fleet from the mouth of the Thames 
towards the North, or to him who supplies his place in the port of Kyngeston 
upon Hull. Order to cause all ships called ' cogges ' and other ships of 
parts beyond laden with the wool of John de Wesenham and his fellows, 
the king's merchants, to be taken to Flanders, and which are arrested by 
virtue of the king's orders to Robert to arrest ships, to be dearrested without 
delay and to permit the masters and mariners of the ships to cross with 
their ships, and the wool etc. from that port to the said parts of Flanders. 

By the keeper and C. 

The like to the mayor and bailiffs and community of Kyngeston upon 
Hull. 

The like to Philip de Barton and John de Wolmere, the king's serjeant 
at arms, appointed to arrest all great ships from the port of Great Yarmouth 
to the port of Kyngeston upon Hull. 

Guy de Briane ' le fitz,' knight, acknowledges that he owes to Elizabeth 
de Burgo, lady of Clare, 1,000/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. Middlesex. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Simon Hattere of Croydon acknowledges that he owes to Richard 
Westerne of Estkyrke 12 marks ; to be levied etc. in co. Surrey. 



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1346. 



Membrane 20(1 — C(mt. 



Enrolment of grant by Robert de Nevill of Horneby, knight, to Sir 
William Scot, knight, and Alice his wife, of the advowson of Baddesworth 
church of his turn of presenting thereto and of whatever pertains to him 
therein. Witnesses : Sir John de Eland, Sir Nicholas de Wortheley, 
knights, William de Notton, Robert de Staynton, Hugh de Brerlay, Robert 
de Bosvill, Robert de Bramcot. Dated at Halghton on Sunday after the 
Exaltion of the Holy Cross, 20 Edward III. 

Memorandum that Robert came into chancery on 28 September and 
acknowledged the preceding deed. 



Aug. 15. 
Windsor. 



Nov. 15. 
The Tower. 

Aug. 13. 
Windsor. 



Aug. 8. 
Windsor. 



MEMBRANE 19f?. 

Enrolment of indenture made between the king and Walter de Jerne- 

muth testifying that whereas the king has granted to Walter and his 
deputies the fees of the seals of all judicial writs issuing from the king's 
Bench and the Common Bench from the date of these presents, for life, 
for which he shall pay to the clerk of the hanaper of chancery 250 marks 
yearly and he will further acquit the king of 200Z. yearly of clear debt due 
by letters patent under the great seal, and upon this he will restore to the 
exchequer yearly letters patent of the said sum, and the king grants that he 
shall have allowance of 100s. for his costs for the wax necessary for 
sealing those writs, so that all writs made for the king's profit and at his 
suit and by the testimony and advice of those deputed to serve him and also 
persons staying at court in the king's service, and poor persons who swear 
that they have nothing to pay shall be delivered without paying anything 
for the seals, and the justices shall receive Id. per writ for their seals, as has 
been customary in time past. Dated at Windsor on 7 July, 20 Edward III. 
French. 'By p.s. [17758.] 

To the sheriff of Somerset and Dorset. Order, so often ash-it behoves 
Philip de Weston, steward of the king's chamber, and Henry de Graystok, 
supplying the steward's place, to take inquisitions upon the lands reserved 
to that chamber, to cause as many lawful men of that bailiwick as are 
needed to take such inquisitions to come before them, as they shall notify 
him. By p.s. 

The like to the following, to wit : 
The sheriff of Devon. 
The sherifi" of Salop.- 
The sherifi' of Stafford. 

To the mayor and bailiffs of Wynchelse. Writ of aid in favour of 
Stephen de Padyham and Henry Fynch, whom the king has charged to 
collect the tackle and timber of a ship called ' la George,'' broken by 
mishap in the port of that town, it is said, and to place it in a safe place, 
and to ordain for the safety of the body of the ship, in accordance with the 
order of the council to them. By the keeper and C. 

To the sheriff" of Southampton. Order to cause John de Kent, proctor 
of John Tarsyn, diocese of Arras, John de Lichefeld, Robert de Suthampton, 
John Paternoster and Roger Mordaunt to be released from gaol, delivering 
to John de Kent all the instruments touching the matter, as the king 
lately ordered the sheriff to cause proclamation to be made that no one, 
upon pain of forfeiture, should bring to England bulls, processes or instru- 
ments prejudicial to the king or his realm, deliver them to archbishops, 
bishops, earls or others, and that no one should receive them upon pain of 



152 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1346. 



Aug. 25. 
Windsor. 



Sept. 21. 
Westminster. 



Sept. 22. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 19<i — cont. 

forfeiture, and to make scrutiny upon their coming into the realm and to take 
and imprison all found bringing such bulls etc., and although the sheriff 
arrested John de Kent and the others because they brought bulls, processes 
and other things prejudicial to the king and his people and refused to show 
them to the mayors, bailiffs or other keepers of the king's ports, and 
imprisoned them in the gaol of Wyndesore castle, as he has notified the 
king, yet they have shown the king that they were ignorant of the pro- 
clamation, and they are ready to stand to right thereupon, and they have 
besought the king to provide for their release and have found before him in 
chancery Thomas Trayly of co. Bedford, John de Greneweye of co. Essex, 
Aymer Simeon, Richard de Norton, William de la Marche and John Hert 
of CO. Hertford, who have mainperned to have them before the king, his 
council or justices to stand to right upon the matter and further to do and 
receive what shall then be ordained. 

To the sheriff of Kent. Order to supersede the demand made upon 
Dunstan de Hakyndon for the arrears of 2 marks yearly, if he shall find 
mainpernors to answer at the exchequer on the octaves of Michaelmas next 
for the said 2 marks yearly and the arrears thereof, if it be found that he 
ought to be charged therewith, as on 28 September in the 14th year of the 
reign the king granted to Dunstan and to Joan his wife the custody of the 
lands which belonged to William de Ilarnhull, tenant in chief, to hold 
until his heir should come of age, for rendering lOs. yearly, and now the 
king has learned from Dunstan that although he has held that custody 
from the said 28 September and has paid 10s. yearly without John de 
Boseham intermeddling with the said lauds, yet the sheriff distrains him 
for 2 marks yearly, by pretext of a writ of the exchequer containing that 
the said lands were committed to John in the 15th year of the reign for 
rendering 2 marks yearly, whereupon Dunstan has besought the king to 
provide a remedy. By C. 

John de Wesenham, merchant, acknowledges that he owes to John de 
Gynewell, clerk, 1,000 marks; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. Norfolk. 

Cancelled on payment. 

John de Brutewell acknowledges that he owes to Nicholas de Aumberden 
40Z. ; to be levied etc. in co. Buckingham. 

Henry fit/. Johan de Chilton and Thomas de Tochewyk acknowledge that 
they owe to Miles de Bello Campo, lord of Hucham, 80i. ; to be levied etc. 
in CO. Buckingham. 



Miles de Bello Campo, lord of Hucham, and John Bernard acknowledge 
that they owe to Henry fitz Johan de Chilton 80/. ; to be levied etc. in 
CO. Buckingham. 

John Wy of Camerwell acknowledges that he owes to William de 
Lavenham 5 marks ; to be levied etc. in co. Surrey. 

Sept. 23. Brother Philip de Thame, prior of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem 

Westminster, in England, acknowledges for himself and the brethren of the Hospital 

that they owe to Richard de Rothyng, citizen and vintner of London, and 

to John his son, 600/.; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lanJs 

and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in co. Middlesex. 

Cancelled on payvient, acknowledged by John. 



20 EDWARD III.— Part 2. 



153 



1346. 

Sept. 17. 

Westminster. 



Sept. 17. 
Westminster. 



Sept. 20. 
Westminster. 



Sept. 30. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 1 9rf — cunt. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to receive Henry 
de Eccleshale and John le Clerc, in place of William de Radenore, sheriff 
of Hereford, to make his proffer on the morrow of Michaelmas next, as he 
is charged to levy certain of the king's debts in that bailiwick, wherefore 
he cannot make his proffer in person on that day. By C. 

To J. archbishop of Canterbury. Order to certify the king of the names 
of all aliens beneficed in that diocese, what benefices they hold, their value, 
and who reside upon their benefices and who not, before Monday after the 
feast of St. Edward the king. By K. and C. 

[F(edera.'\ 

The like to all the bishops of England. [Ibid.] 

To the sheriff" of Sussex. Order to supersede the demand made upon 
James de Echyngham for forfeited issues until further order, as he has 
besought the king to cause this to be done, as he took the order of knight- 
hood in the king's service in the war of France, and he is assessed in 
divers sums for forfeited issues because of the proclamation of the distraint 
of knighthood, and by process in the exchequer between the king and 
James, the sheriff was ordered to distrain certain jurors to be before the 
barons of the exchequer on the octaves of Michaelmas next to recognise if 
James on 30 June in the 18th year of the reign held any lands or rents 
in that county except the manor of Echyngham and a carucate of land, 
a mill, 10 acres of meadow and 10 marks rent. 

Anketinus de Houby, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Richard de 
Thoresby, clerk, 40s. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Lincoln. 

Cancelled on 2}ay)ncnt. 



Aug. 20. 
Westminster. 



Aug. 27. 
Windsor. 



MEMBRANE 18d. 

To the sheriff's of London. Order to release John Taccourn of Welyng- 
ham from prison by a mainprise, as Ralph son of Peter le Cartere of 
Welyngham impleads John before the justices of the Bench to render 
account to him for the time when he was receiver of his money, and 
because John did not come before the justices to answer Ralph the king 
ordered the sheriffs, by writ de judiciu, to take John and have him before 
the justices at Westminster a month from St. Matthew, to answer Ralph, 
and the sheriff's took and imprisoned him in Neugate, and John has 
besought the king to provide a remedy, as he is ready to answer Ralph and 
to stand to right in all things, and Henry de Lyndeseye of London, 
Robert Taccourn, Richard de Pynnewelle, John le Cartere, Thomas le 
White and Reginald Bisshop of Ryngemere, of co. Sussex, have main- 
perned in chancery to have John before the justices on the said day, to 
answer Ralph in the premises. By C. 

To the mayor and bailiffs of Shorham. Order to cause all ships laden 
with wool in that port to be arrested without delay and detained until it is 
shown before the king that the wool has been rightly weighed and coketted, 
and to take the letters of coket and the papers of the collectors of customs 
there, made thereupon, and keep them safely until further order, as the 
king has learned that certain ships are laded in that port to take wool not 
coketted or weighed to parts beyond the sea. By the keeper and C. 



154 



CALENDAB OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



134C. 



Sept. 8. 
Westminster. 



Sept. 17. 
Westminster. 



Sept. 18. 
Westminster. 



Sept. 13. 
Westminster. 



Sept. 25. 

Westminster. 



Meiiibrcme iSd — cont. 

The like to the following, to wit : 
The sheriffs of London. 
The bailifts of Boston. 
The mayor and bailiffs of Hertilpole. 
Tlje bailifts of Chichester. 
The mayor and bailiffs of Southampton. 
The mayor and bailifts of Bristol. 
The bailiffs of Sandwich. 

The mayor and bailiff's of Kyngeston upon Hull. 
The mayor and bailiffs of Lenn. 
The bailifts of Great Yarmouth. 
The mayor and bailiffs of Ipswich. 
The mayor and bailifts of Newcastle upon Tyne. 

To J. archbishop of Canterbury. Order to summon his suft'ragans, deans 
and priors of cathedral churches, abbots and priors, both elective, exempt 
and not exempt, the archdeacons, chapters, convents, colleges and clergy of 
his province to appear before him in St. Paul's church, London, on 
Monday after the translation of St. Edward next, to treat upon the state 
of England, the defence of the realm and the war with France, and to give 
their advice. By K. the keeper and C. 

[Report Dignity of a Peer, iv. ]>. 561.] 

The like to the archbishop of York to convoke the clergy of his province 
at the church of St. Peter, York, on Monday after St. Lucy next. [Ibid.] 

The prior of Bcrmundeseye acknowledges for himself and convent that 
they owe to Richard de Wylughby, knight, 60Z. ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of their lands and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in co. Surrey. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Brother Philip de Thame, prior of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem 
in England, acknowledges for himself and the brethren of the Hospital that 
they owe to Gilbert le Palmers, Nicholas Madefrey and John de Refham, 
fishmonger, 600^ ; to be levied etc. in co. Middlesex, 

Cancelled on paijiiient. 

To William de Thorp. Order to come to London with all speed to hear 
and do what shall be set forth to him by Bartholomew de Burgherssh and 
other of the king's secretaries, as previously the king ordered him to come 
to London for certain affairs, but he has not hitherto cared to do so, and the 
king has sent Bartholomew and certain other secretaries to that city to show 
the king's will to William and others of the council now there in the present 
parliament. [Rep. Dignity of a Peer, iv. p. 561.] 

To Robert de Mounceaux, the king's serjeant at arms, and to the sherift 
of Kent. Order to supersede the taking of John son of Richard Wardedieu 
of Bodiham and John de Boxhurst of Sandherst and to deliver to them 
their lands, goods and chattels by a mainprise and not to intermeddle 
further therewith, as the king appointed Robert and the sheriff to arrest 
John and John for certain misdeeds and suspicions and to seize their lands, 
goods and chattels into the king's hand, but they have offered in chancery 
to stand to right in the matter and they have found Edmund de Knelle, 
knight, of CO. Sussex, John de Beggebury of co. Kent, Hamo atte Gate 
of Northihamme of co. Sussex, Thomas de Congherst, William de 
Betryngdenne and Henry Wardedieu of co. Kent, who have mainperned to 
have them before the king in chancery on the quinzaine of Michaelmas 
next, to answer all the things laid against them and to answer for the issues 
of the said lands and for the goods and chattels if it is found that they 
ought to pertain to the king, and further to do and receive what the king's 
court shall determine. By C. 



20 EDWARD III.— Part 2. 



155 



1346. 
Sept. 18. 

Westminster. 



Sept. 15. 
Westminster. 



Oct. 6. 
Windsor. 



Sept. 27. 
Westminster. 



Oct. 11. 

The Tower. 



Membrane \Bd — cont. 

To the sheriff of Lincoln. Order to permit John Deyncourt, who is 
staying with the king in parts beyond the sea, to have respite until Easter 
next for 111. which are exacted of him for the custom and subsidy on wool 
weighed in the port of Boston and lately taken thence to parts beyond the 
sea, in the king's name. 

To Richard de Kelleshull and his fellows, justices of assize in co. Suffolk. 
Order to continue in the same state in which they now are all assizes of 
novel disseisin arramed against John son of William de Gislyngham, who 
is staying in the king's service in parts beyond the sea, while he remains 
in that service, or until further order, in accordance with the ordinance. 

ByC. 

Brother Richard de Wyntryngham, warden of the chapel of St. Laurence, 
Chesthunte, acknowledges that he owes to Stephen de Brokesbourn, clerk, 
1001. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels and 
ecclesiastical goods in co. Hertford. 

Cancelled on jmument. 

Thomas de Shenlegh and John Aylman acknowledge that they owe to 
John atte Barnet i.01. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands 
and chattels in co. Kent. 

Cancelled on payment. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to receive William 
de Horton as the attorney of Hugh de Moriceby, late sheriff of Cumberland 
and escheator in that county and in cos. Westmoreland and Lancaster, to 
render his account on the morrow of Michaelmas next, as Hugh is staying 
in the company of Thomas de Lucy in the parts of the march of Scotland 
upon the defence of the realm against the invasions and attacks of the 
king's Scottish enemies. By C. 

Robert de Lincoln, felmonger, acknowledges that he owes to Thomas de 
Oxenfojd, ' cook,' 60^. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in co. Suffolk. 



MEMBRANE lid. 

Enrolment of grant by Robert de Nevill of Horneby, knight, to Sir 
William Scot, knight, and Alice his wife of the advowsons of the churches 
of Peniston and Heton and his turn of presenting thereto and of the 
advowson of a moiety of the church of Hegh Holand. Witnesses : Sir 
John de Eland, Sir Nicholas de Worteley, knights, William de Notton, 
Robert de Staynton, Robert de Bramcot. Dated at Halghton on Sunday 
after the Nativity of the Virgin, 20 Edward III. 

Enrolment of grant by Robert de Nevill, of Horneby, knight, to Sir 
William Scot, knight, and Alice his wife and William's heirs of the 
advowson of Peniston church and his turn of presenting, which advowson 
lady Petronilla de Nevill holds for life of his inheritance, with remainder 
to him, to remain to William and Alice. [Witnesses as above. Dated as 
above.l 

Xloitorandum that Robert came into chancery on 28 September and 
acknowledged the preceding deeds. 

Memorandum that Perinus de Gravyll, ' jueiller,' on 20th September in 
the 20th year of the reign, came before the chancellor and others of the 
council at Lamehithe and acknowledged himself satisfied for llil. 6s. 8d. 



166 



CALENDAK OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1346. 



Sept. 18. 
Westminster. 



Oct. 3. 

Westminster. 



Sept. 22. 
Westminster. 



Sept. 20. 
Westminster. 



Sept. 26. 
Westminster. 



Oct. 2. 

Westminster. 



Oct. 9. 

Westminster. 



Membraut' lid — coiii. 

assij^ned to him, for Michaelmas term then to come, of a ferm which 
Roger son and heir of Edmund de Mortuo Mari was bound to render to the 
king for lands of Radenore, Warthrenoun, Knygthton, Prestemede and 
Norton in the king's hand by reason of the minority of Roger and demised 
to him under a certain form. 

To Ralph de Nevill, keeper of the Forest beyond Trent, or to him who 
supplies his place in the forest of Galtres. Order to cause the wood of 
Francis de Ursinis, treasurer of St. Peter's Church, York, of Alne, which 
13 within the bounds of the said forest and is in the king's hand for trespass 
of vert, it is said, to be replevied to him until the arrival of the justices for 
pleas of the Forest in co. York, if it be repleviable in accordance with the 
assize of the Forest. 

The like to Thomas de Berkele, keeper of the Forest this side Trent, or 
to him who supplies his place in the forest of Essex, to replevy the wood 
of Walbery, co. Essex, to Mary, countess of Pembroke. 

To William Basset, Thomas de Fencotes and Roger de Blaykeston, 

justices of assize in co. York. Order to continue in the same state in which 

they now are all assizes arramed against Thomas Ughtred, who is staying 

in the king's service in parts beyond the sea, while he remains in that 

service or until further order in accordance with the ordinance. By p.s. 

The like to the following justices for the following ' mutatia mutandis ' — 

William de Thorp, Roger de Baukwell and Thomas de Sibthorp, 

justices of assize in co. Northampton, for William de Lord of Irtlyng- 

burgh, who is staying with Master John de Thoresby in the king's 

service in the said parts. 

By the keeper and C. because Master John de Thoresby has 
testified that William is staying as aforesaid. 

William Scot, William de Notton and Robert de Teye, justices of assize 
in CO. Kent for Edmund de KnoUe, who is about to set out with 
Bartholomew de Burgherssh in the king's service to the said parts. 
By the keeper and C. and by the testimony of Bartholomew. 

The same William, William and Robert, justices of assize in co. Sussex, 
for John de Reytheby, about to set out in the king's service to the 
said parts. 

By the keeper and C. and by the testimony of the archbishop 
of Canterbury. 

Enrolment of release by Reginald de Monte Forti, knight, to Sir 
Bartholorriew de Burgherssh, knight, the elder, of all his right and claim in 
the manors of Welewe and Farle Mountford, co. Somerset, and in the 
adowson of Farle Mountford church, also the reversions of the lands of all 
tenants for life or a term of the said manors, which should revert to him : 
W'itnesses, Sir John de Darcy the younger, Sir John Howard, Sir Maurice 
le Bruyn, Sir Thomas de Bourne, Sir Walter Pavely, Sir John de Wynkefeld, 
knights. Master Simon de Islepp, Peter de Gildesburgh canons of St. 
Mary's church, Lincoln, John de Mersshton, William de Cary, Robert 
Russell, Roger de Pykeryng. Dated at Rowenore, co. Southampton, on 
Saturday, after St. Barnabas, 20 Edward III. 

Memorandum that Reginald came into chancery at London on 7 October 
and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

William de Langele acknowledges that he owes to William de Clynton, 
earl of Huntyngdon, 101. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in co. Kent. 

Cancelled on payment. 



20 EDWARD III.— Part 2. 



157 



1346. 
Oct. 10. 

Westminster. 

Oct. 12. 
The Tower. 



Oct. 12. 

Westminster. 



Membrane lid — cant. 

John son of Robert de Godesfeld acknowledges that he owes to Maud de 
Lancastre, countess of Ulster, 40L ; to be levied etc. in co. Lincoln. 

Henry Sturmy acknowledges that he owes to Edmund de Bohun, knight, 
40^. ; to be levied etc. in co. Wilts. 

The same Henry acknowledges that he owes to the said Edmund 20 
marks ; to be levied as aforesaid. 

To William de Fililode, sub-escheator in co Warwick. Order to be 
before the king in chancery on the morrow of All Souls next to certify him 
why he took into the king's hand the manor of Greneberghe, co. W'arwick, 
of the prior and convent of Chaucombe, and further to do and receive what 
the king's court shall determine, w^hich day the king has given to the prior 
to show by what title he held that manor. 



Sept. 18. 
Westminster. 



Nov. 13. 
VV'estminster. 



MEMBnANE IQd. 

Sept. 17. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to supersede until 
Westminster, the quiuzaine of Easter next the exaction made by the sheriff of Somerset 
upon Everard le Frensh of Bristol for 46^., as he has besought the king to 
discharge him of that sum, as he was arrested at London during the whole 
time of the session of William de Thorp and his fellows, justices of oyer 
and terminer in co. Somerset, by the king's order, so that he could not 
come before them, and because he did not come to answer before them for 
certain trespasses and excesses, he was placed in 46Z. for forfeited issues ; 
and it has been testified before the king by trustworthy persons that 
Everard was detained under arrest as aforesaid. By the keeper and C. 

To the prior of Roucestre. Order to be attendant upon the affairs of the 
realm among the king's other councillors for this in England, during the 
king's absence, and not to eloign himself from the king's council without 
licence. 

Alan del Oondut of London, vintner, acknowledges that he owes to John 
de Henkstou, 'goldsmyth,' 5QI. Gs. 8d. ; to be levied, in default of payment, 
of his lands and chattels in the city of London. 

Cancelled on paipnent. 

Enrolment of sale by Thomas Perle of London to William de Heppeworth, 
clerk, of all his stock, corn and animals with horses and oxen for ploughs 
and carts in the town of Eltham, co. Kent, for a sum of money which 
William has paid at London on the date of these presents. Dated at 
London on Thursday, the feast of St. Matthew, 20 Edward III. 

Memorandum that Thomas came into chancery at Westminster on 13 
October and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Oct. 15. To William, abbot elect of the conventual church of St. Augustine's, 

The Tower, Canterbury. Order, upon pain of forfeiture, not to leave the realm for 
parts beyond in these times of wars, without the king's special order. 

Oct. 15. Richard Smelt, citizen and fishmonger of London, acknowledges that he 

Westminster, owes to the abbot of Bee Herlewyn 200^. ; to be levied, in default of pay- 
ment, of his lands and chattels in co. Sussex. 

Oct. IG. Brother Philip de Thame, prior of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem 

Westminster, in England, acknowledges for himself and the brethren of the Hospital 

that they owe to Richard Lacer, citizen of London, and to William de 

Penebrigg 1,000 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands 

and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in co. Middlesex. 

Cancelled on payment. 



158 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1346. 

Oct. 17. 

Westminster. 



Oct. 20. 
Westminster, 



Oct. 22. 

Uestminster, 



Oct. 25. 

Westminster. 



Oct. 12. 
Westminster. 



Membrane IGd — coiit. 

Brother Alexander, prior of the cathedral church of St. Swythun, 
Winchester, acknowledges for himself and convent that they owe to Thomas 
Dolsaly, citizen and peppercr of London, 400^ ; to be levied etc. in co. 
Southampton. 

John de Insula of co. Kent acknowledges that he owes to Thomas de 
Aldon, knight, 200 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in co. Kent. — Thomas de Brayton received the acknowledg- 
ment by writ. 

Cancelled on pai/ment. 

The abbot of King's Beaulieu acknowledges for himself and convent that 
they owe to Simon Fraunceys, citizen and mercer of London, liOl. ; to be 
levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels and ecclesiastical 
goods in CO. Southampton. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Walter de Chiriton and John Malewayn acknowledge that they owe to 
Robert, bishop of Chichester, 200Z. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
their lands and chattels in the city of London. 

Cancelled on payment, 

William Dykeman, citizen of London, acknowledges that he owes to 
Philip Dykeman, tiler of London, 60Z. ; to be levied etc. in co. Middlesex. 
Cancelled on liaynient. 

Enrolment of indenture testifying that whereas brother Philip de Thame, 
prior of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem in England, is bound to 
Gilbert Palmer, Nicholas Madefrey, John de Refham, fishmonger, by a 
recognisance made in chancery on 18 September, 20 Edward III, in 600^. 
to be paid at All Saints next, Gilbert, Nicholas and John grant that if the 
prior pay them at London, at Gilbert's house in the w-ard of Bredstrete, 
100/. sterlings and not of gold at All Saints next and 50/. of sterling as 
aforesaid at the Purification following, and 50/. as aforesaid at Midsummer 
following, and 60/. as aforesaid at All Saints following, and 50/. at the 
Purification following, then the recognizance shall be null and void, but 
otherwise it shall remain in force. Dated at London on 20 September, 
20 Edward III. 

Memorandum that the prior and Gilbert, Nicholas and John came into 
chancery on 4 October and acknowledged the preceding indenture. 

Hugh son of Nicholas de Westwalton and Richard son of Thomas de 
Walpole acknowledge that they owe to Henry de Wynwyk, parson of 
Walsokne church, 200/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands 
and chattels in co. Norfolk. 

Cancelled on payment. 

John Tatyn of Bakechild and John de Morston of Sydyngbourn acknow- 
ledge that they owe to William de Bohun, earl of Northampton, and to 
William de Dersham 100/. ; to be levied etc. in co. Kent. 

Cancelled on payment, acknoidedyed by William de Dersham. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to permit the prior 
and monks of St. Mary's, Clifford, of the Cluniac order, to have respite 
until the quinzaineof Easter next for the arrears exacted of them, in 
order that, after deliberation has been taken upon the matter, the king 
may cause what seems good to the council to be done, as at the suit 
of the prior and convent showing that they were English and they made 



20 EDWARD III.— Part 2. ' 159 



1346. 



Membrane \Qd — cunt. 



no apportion to parts beyond, and beseeching the king to order his hand to 
be amoved from the priory, which had been taken among the alien priories 
by reason of the war, and was committed to the prior for rendering a 
certain thing yearly, the king ordered the sheriff of Hereford to take an 
inquisition upon the matter, by which it is found that the priory is not 
subject to any lord of parts beyond, and that the prior and monks are and 
have always been English and that they owe no apjiortuw out of the realm, 
and that the priory was founded by Simon son of Richard son of Poncius 
sometime lord of Clifford, ancestor of the countess of Lincoln, in frank 
almoin, and by the certificate of the treasurer and barons sent into chancery 
it is found that in 29 Edward I, it was found by an inquisition that the 
prior was not an alien or amoveable at the will of any prior of parts beyond 
the sea, and renders nothing to his superiors there of the issues of his 
priory, and after an examination of the rolls of the alien religious it' was 
agreed that the prior should have respite for his debts, and it is not found 
that any answer was made to Edward I for any ferm of the priory from 
that year, and the priory was not taken into the hand of the late or the 
present king until 3 July in the 18th year of the reign, when the king com- 
mitted the custody thereof to brother Peter de Caro loco for rendering 20Z. 
yearly so long as the priory should remain in the king's hand, and the king 
has given the prior the said respite for the arrears of that ferm. By C. 

[Monasticon, V. v. 41.] 

Oct. 8. To Robert son of Nicholas de Swanlund, weigher (tronatori) in the port 

Windsor. of Ipswich. Order to be before the king in chancery on SS. Simon and 
Jude next, to do and receive what shall then be enjoined upon him. By C. 
The like to the following weighers in the following ports, to wit — 

John de Kelleshull, in the port of Boston. 

Peter de AValton in the port of Lenn. 

Adam Boghiere in the port of Kyngeston upon Hull. 

John de Welhous in the port of Sandwich. 

John Queldryk in the port of Newcastle upon Tyne. 

John de Motesfount in the port of Southampton. 

John Curteys of London in the port of Bristol. 

Robert Elys in the port of Great Yarmouth. 



MEMBRANE 15(h 

Membrane of deed testifying that whereas John Somery of co. Devon 
acknowledged before John de Pulteneye, late mayor of London, and Henry 
de Sancta Ositha, then clerk deputed to receive recognisances of debts at 
London, that he owed to Nicholas de Teukesbury, clerk, 300/. ; to be paid, 
IGl. at the feast of St. Giles, 6 Edward III, and 16L yearly on that feast, 
until the debt was paid, and afterwards, by virtue of that recognizance, all 
the messuages and lands which belonged to John at Lyndrigg, Southywissh, 
Loscumb and in the city of Oxford (rcctius Exeter), were delivered to 
Nicholas by consideration of the king's court, to hold as his free tenement 
until he should levy 144L of the 300Z., and 1561. of the said sum still 
remained to be paid, Nicholas has received the said 15GI. from John on 
the date of these presents and gives him a general release. "Witnesses : 
Richard le Lacer, now mayor of London, Sir John de Eston, clerk, Thomas 
de Lincoln, John de Shirebourne, Adam de Lichefeld, clerk, Hugh de 
Lancastr[ia], Nicholas de Tanton, tailor, Bartholomew atte Mede, Walter 



160 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1346. 



Sept. 18. 
Windsor. 



Oct. 14. 

Westminster. 



Oct. 19. 
Windsor. 



Oct. 20. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 15d — cont. 

de Brankescoumbe, William de Medewell, Nicholas Trote of Oxford, 
Nicholas de Coleford. J)atc'd at London in Wodestrete on Thursday after 
St. Denis, 20 Edward III. 

Memuraniliiin that Nicholas came into chancery at Westminster on 13 
October and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

To Thomas de Brideport, supplying the place of the constable of Corf 
castle. Order to deliver Lewis Jiochel, Francis I>ochel, Bonaiuti Loupre, 
Skiatus de Sklatis, Gayuchius de Gynisano and Landus Bardoil, who are 
in his custody because they did not obtain the release of Robert de Bradestan 
and John de Sancto Philberto, as they undertook to do, and whom he 
received from the keeper of the Tower of London, to Henry de Coshara 
and William Dachet to be taken to Gloucester castle and imprisoned there 
until further order. By p.s. 

Mandate to Henry and William to receive Lewis and the others from 
Thomas, take them to Gloucester castle and deliver them to the keeper 
thereof, to be detained in prison there. 

Mandate to the keeper of Gloucester castle to receive Lewis and the others 
from Henry and William and to keep them safely in the form aforesaid. 

To the sheriffs of London. Order to cause proclamation to be made that 
all the aldermen and other citizens of that city shall be present at the 
election of the next mayor on the day and at the place appointed, as has 
been customary hitherto, and no one shall absent himself upon pain of 
forfeiture. By K. and C. 

[Firdera.] 

Thomas de Keldesyk, parson of Hucham church, diocese of Lincoln, 
acknowledges that he owes to William de Newenham, clerk, 40/. ; to be 
levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels and ecclesiastical 
goods in CO. Buckingham. 

Godfrey de la Rokele acknowledges that he owes to John de Tottenham, 
parson of St. Benet Fynk church, London, and to Richard de Sandwell, 
parson of Halton church, 20 marks; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
his lands and chattels in co. Essex. 

The same Godfrey acknowledges that he owes to the said John and 
Richard 20Z. ; to be levied as aforesaid. 

The same Godfrey acknowledges that he owes to the said John and 
Richard, 20i. ; to be levied as aforesaid. 

Walter atte Chirch and Robert Parker, of Tadynton, acknowledge they 
owe to Thomas de Hethe, clerk, 40^. ; to be levied etc. in co. Suffolk. 

William Randolf acknowledges that he owes to John de Forstebury 34^ ; 
to be levied etc. in co. W^ilts. 

Enrolment of release by Henry son of Benedict de Ditton to brother 
Philip de Thame, prior, and to the brethren of the Hospital of St. John of 
Jerusalem in England, of all his right and claim in the lands, meadows, 
pastures and mills called 'Pourtesflete Mulnes,' in West Thurrok, co, 
Essex, which Benedict his father and he have held for life of the demise of 
brother Thomas Larcher, sometime prior of that Hospital. Dated at 
London on 18 October, 20 Edward IH. 

Memorandum that Henry came into chancery at Westminster on 
20 October, and acknowledged the preceding deed. 



20 EDWAED III.— Part 2. 



161 



1346. 



Sept. 27. 
Westminster. 



Sept. 28. 
Windsor. 



Oct. 22. 

Westminster. 



Oct. 23. 
Westminster. 



Oct. 24. 

Westminster. 



Oct. 25. 

Westminster, 

Oct. 27. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 15d — cont. 

Enrolment of acknowledgment of receipt by Eobert de Mildenhale, 
supplying the place of the receiver of the money of the king's chamber, 
from the prior of Tikford, of 101. of the arrears of the value of Cosham 
church, which he was bound to pay in the chamber at Michaelmas last, as 
appears by a recognisance made by him in chancery to the king. Dated at 
Westminster on 24 October, 20 Edward III. French. 

Mcinorandum that Robert came into chancery at Westminster on 
24 October, and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to receive William 
de Hoton as the attorney of Thomas de Lucy, sheriff of Cumberland and 
escheator in that county and in cos. Westmoreland and Lancaster, to render 
his account for those offices and to make his proffer on the morrow of 
Michaelmas next, as he is staying upon the march of Scotland for the 
defence of the realm against the attacks of the Scots. 

By the keeper and C 

To the sheriff of Surrey. Order to supersede until further order the 
demand which he makes upon Thomas de Hornyngton for a fine of 20s. 
which he made before William de Notton and his fellows, justices of oyer 
and terminer in that county. By C. 

Brother John, prior of Lewes, acknowledges for himself and convent 
that they owe to Walter Prest of Melton Moubray, the younger, and to 
John de Foxle of Lewes, 300Z. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of their 
lands and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in co. Sussex. — John de Weston, 
clerk, received the acknowledgment by writ. 

Hugh de Thoresby of Waltham acknowledges that he owes to Richard de 
Thoresby, clerk, 101. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Lincoln. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Richard Nicol of Pulteneye acknowledges that he owes to Thomas Oweyn 
of Pulteneye lOOZ. ; to be levied etc. in co. Dorset. 

John de Medilton, 'chaundeler,' of co. Berks, acknowledges that he owes 
to John de Bedeford, citizen and skinner of London, 26^.; to be levied etc. 
in the city of London. 

William de Lavenham acknowledges that he owes to Margery Chaum- 
paigne 10/. ; to be levied etc. in co. Middlesex. 

Thomas Deumars, John de Northrugge and William de Northrugge 
acknowledge that they owe to Robert prior of St. Mary's church, Suthwerk, 
250Z, ; to be levied etc. in co. Surrey. 

Cancelled on payment, acknowledged by the prior before the bishop of 
Worcester, the chancellor. 



Sept. 20. 
Westminster. 



MEMBRANE 14d. 

To the sheriff of Norfolk. Writ for payment to Robert Clere and John 
de Berneye, knights of that shire, for their expenses in attending the 
parliament held at Westminster on Monday after the Nativity of the Virgin 
last, of 112s., to wit for fourteen days at 4s. a day each. By C. 

The like to the sheriffs of the remaining counties for the knights of 
those shires [as in Return of Members of Parliament, part i, p. 140, omitting 
cos. Cornwall, Essex, Huntingdon, Kent, Northumberland and Southampton, 
and Edmund de Chelreye of co. Berks]. 

11483 L 



1G2 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1346. 

Sept. 20. 
Westminster. 



Menihrane 1 4^/ — emit. 

To the bailiffs of Shaftesbury. Writ for payment to Thomas de Trente 
and John de Wyke, burgesses of that town, for their expenses in attendinj^ 
the said parhament, of 50.s., to wit for fourteen days at 2.s. a day each. By C. 
The following have like writs, to wit : — 

Thomas de Trente and William Oure, burgesses of Dorchester. 
Thomas de Trente, one of the burgesses of Drideport. 
.John de Sancto Albano, one of the burgesses of Kyngeston upon Hull. 
William de Killum and John dc Irlaunde, burgesses of Scardeburgh. 



Oct. 28. 
Westminster 



Oct. 29. 

Westminster. 



Oct. 30. 

Westminster. 



MEMBRANE 13il. 

Lora late the wife of Ralph Sauvage of co. Kent acknowledges that she 
owes to the prior and convent of the cathedral church, Rochester, 100/. ; 
to be levied, in default of payment, of her lands and chattels in co. Kent. 

Cancelled on paijinoit. 

William de Halyscombe, citizen and skinner of Exeter, acknowledges 
that he owes to the dean and chapter of the cathedral church, Exeter, 
100.< ; to be levied etc. in co. Devon, — John de Sancto Paulo received the 
acknowledgment. 

Enrolment of indenture testifying that whereas Lora, late the wife of 
Sir Ralph Sauvage of co. Kent is bound to the prior and convent of the 
cathedral church, Rochester, in 100/. by the above recognisance they grant 
that if she pay them 40/. at Rochester at SS. Simon and Jude, ten years 
after these presents, and if they hold peaceably all the tenements which she 
has released to them in Suthwerk near London for ten years, and if she 
alienate no part of that land during the term, except the services due to the 
lords of the fee, to wit a pound of ' comyn ' to be paid yearly to them of the 
house of St. Mary, Suthwerk, then the recognisance shall be null, but 
otherwise it shall remain in force. Dated at London on 28 October, 
20 Edward III. lur.ml,. 

Memorandum that Lora and the prior came into chancery at London on 
28 October and acknowledged the preceding indenture. 

William Lengore of Debenham and Richard le Smyth of Debenham 
acknowledge that they owe to John son of Warin le Chapman of Debenham 
25 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels 
in CO. Suffolk. 

Enrolment of release by William son of Robert de Pynkeneye, late lord of 
Guldene Morton, co. Northampton, to Sir John de Molyns, knight, and 
Egidia, his wife, of all his right and claim in the manor of Guldene Morton 
which John has of his grant. Witnesses : Thomas Wakeleyn, Roger de 
Mussendene, William Giles, Henry Ernald, Henry de Elynton, William de 
Hynton, John le Mareschal. Dated at London on 28 September, 
20 Edward III. 

Memoranduni that William son of Robert came into chancery at London 
on 28 October and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Enrolment of grant by William son of Robert de Pynkeneye of Guldene 
Morton to Sir John de Molyns, knight, and Egidia his wife of the manor of 
Guldene Morton, co. Northampton. Witnesses : Sir Nicholas de la Beche, 
Sir John de Lyons, Sir John Murdak, knights, Roger de Mussendene, 
Robert de Wauncy, Richard le Warde, Thomas Wakelyn, Stephen Alwold. 
Dated at Guldene Morton on Sunday after SS. Simon and Jude, 
14 Edward III. 

Memorandum, that William, son of Robert come into chancery at London 
on 28 October and acknowledged the preceding deed. 



20 EDWARD III.— Part 2. 



163 



1346. 

Oct. 30. 
iVestrainster. 



Oct. 31. 

iVestminster. 



Oct. 13. 

iVestminster. 



Nov. 2. 
festininster. 



Nov. 3. 
Westminster. 



Nov. 4. 
Westminster. 



Membiane ISd — co7it. 

Geofifrey Knyght of Hadenham and John son of William atte Nasshe of 
Hadenham acknowledge that they owe to John le Bruyn of Ocle, Robert 
Vynter and John Vynter, 100 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, 
of his lands and chattels in co. Buckingham. 

Thomas de Eton, clerk, acknowledges that he owes to Richard Marcand, 
clerk, 20/. ; to be levied etc. in co. Kent. 
Cancelled on payment. 

To the sheriff of Kent. Order, upon sight of these presents, to cause 
proclamation to be made that no one, upon pain of forfeiture, shall bring 
bulls or other things prejudicial to the king, the magnates or the people 
of the realm, and to take all those found doing the contrary after the 
proclamation and keep them in prison until further order, certifying the 
king in chancery from time to time of the bulls and letters and of the 
names of the persons taken, as the king several times previously ordered 
such proclamation to be made, and yet some men, not fearing the same, 
continue to bring such bulls into the realm. By p.s. [17855.] 

The like to the following, to wit : 

The constable of Dover castle and warden of the Cinque Ports, or him 
who supplies his place. 

The mayor and bailiffs of Dover. 

The mayor and bailiffs of Sandwich. 

The mayor and bailiffs of Wynchelse. 

The mayor and bailiffs of la Eye. 

The mayor and bailiffs of Hastyng. 

The mayor and bailiff's of Great Yarmouth. 

The mayor and bailiffs of Southampton. 

The mayor and bailiff's of Dertemuth. 

The bailiffs of Peveneseye. 

The bailiff's of Lemynton. 

The mayor and bailiffs of Ipswich. 

The bailiff's of Herewich. 

The bailiffs of Colchester. 

The bailiff's of Maldou. 

The mayor and bailiff's of Lenn. 

The mayor and bailiff's of Newcastle upon Tyne. 

The mayor and bailiffs of Kyngeston upon Hull. 

The bailiff's of Hertilpole. 

Brother Philip de Thame, prior of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem 
in England, acknowledges for himself and the brethren of the Hospital that 
they owe to Richard de Rothyng, citizen and vintner of London, and to 
John his son, 600Z. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and 
chattels and ecclesiastical goods in co. Middlesex. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Walter de Weight acknowledges that he owes to Queen Philippa 40/. ; to 
be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. 
Northampton. 

Richard Beyvyn acknowledges that he owes to Richard de Thoresby, 
clerk, 40s. ; to be levied etc. in co. Somerset. 
Cancelled on payment. 

John de Bentele acknowledges that he owes to Richard de Thoresby, 
clerk, 13s. 4r/.; to be levied etc. in co. York. 
Cancelled on payment. 



164 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1346. 

Nov. 7. 
The Tower. 

Oct. 2G. 
Westminster 



Membrane Vdd — cont. 

Richard de Clyvedon of co. Somerset acknowledges that he owes to 
Katharine de Veel 40/. ; to be levied etc. in co. Somerset. 

To Reginald Alard and Peter Fissh. Order to be attendant upon the 
custody of a ship called ' la (iamie ' in the port of Wyncholse, with the 
tackle, with Stephen de Padiham and Henry Fynch, so that the king may 
have no cause to punish them by reason of the loss of the ship and tackle, 
as the king lately charged them with Stephen and Henry to keep the ship 
and tackle safely until further order, but they have not hitherto cared to 
do so, whereat the king is much angered. By the keeper and C. 



Memdhane 12(1. 

Oct. 20. To William Basset, Thomas de Brayton and Roger de Blaykeston. 

Westminster. Order to supersede until the king's return to England the execution of 
their commission to enquire concerning certain lands in co. York, alienated 



Oct. 26. 
The Tower 



without licence. 



By C. 



To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to release the prior 
of Wymundham, late one of the collectors and assessors of the ninth of 
sheaves, lambs and fleeces in co. Norfolk, who is detained in the Flete 
prison for 1,896?. 8.s-. in which he and the said collectors are bound to the 
king for the arrears of the ninth and for certain concealments and frauds 
made by him in the selling and collecting of the ninth, if ^e shall find 
mainpernors, who will undertake to have him before the treasurer and 
barons of the exchequer from day to day and from term to term to answer 
for the premises and further to do and receive what the king's court shall 
determine. By C. 

To the same. The like, ' wutatis inutandis,' for Thomas atte Gannok, 
late the deputy of the said prior, of John de Cailly, knight, and Robert de 
Clere, collectors and assessors of the ninth in co. Norfolk. By C. 

Enrolment of indenture made on 28 October, 20 Edward III, between Lora 
late the wife of Sir Ralph Sauvage of co. Kent and the prior and convent of 
the cathedal church of Rochester, to wit that she releases to them all her 
tenements with all appurtenances in Suthewerk near London, lying in the 
parish of St. Mary Magdaleine, Suthewerk, between the tenement of Richard 
de Lambheth towards the east, and that of the prior and convent of 
St. Mary, Suthwerk, towards the west and the cemetery of that priory 
towards the north, and the lane leading from the highway of Suthewerk to 
the tenement of the bishop of Winchester, towards the south, to hold for 
ten years for rendering 10.9. yearly to her and the services due by her to 
the chief lords of the fee, to wit to pay a pound of * comyn ' to the prior 
and convent of St. Mary, Suthewerk. Dated at Suthewerk near London 
as aforesaid. Witnesses : Sir John de Polteneye, Thomas de Marynz, 
Roger de Frowyk, John de Mokkyng, John de Kyngeston, John Makenheved, 
Alan de Hethe. French. 

Meiiiorandiiin .that both the prior and Lora came into chancery at London 
on 28 October and acknowledged the preceding indenture. 

Enrolment of release by Hamo de Chikewell, son of Alan de Chikewell 
of London, to John de Gildesburgh, citizen and fishmonger of London, of 
all his right and claim in 40s. yearly rent which John demised to him by 



20 EDWARD III.— Part 2. 



165 



1346. 



Oct. 24. 
Windsor. 



Nov. 14. 

Westminster. 



Nov. 13. 

Windsor. 



Nov. 14. 
The Tower. 



Membrane 12il — cont. 

his deed for life, of all John's tenement in Loudon. Witnesses : John 
Syward, Richard Smelt, John Tornegold, Simon de Turnham, Edm[und] 
de Heigham called of Chigwell, William de Braynton, William de Watford, 
Dated at London on 1 September, 20 Edward III. 

Monorandiim that Hamo came into chancery at Westminster on 
2 November and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Meiiiomnduiii that Richard Spynk of Norwich and Adam de Tettebourn 
of Welles on 16 February, 20 Edward III, acknowledged that they owed to 
John de Staunton, 40Z., to be paid at Christmas following, and an indenture 
made between them on that day and enrolled in chancery contains that 
John granted that if Henry le Monier, son of Collard le Monier of 
Amyas should come to Canterbury on the octaves of Michaelmas following 
and render himself to prison there, as he was staying on the said 16th day, 
then the recognisance should be void, and Edmund de Stablegate and John 
de Sheldwych, bailifls of Canterbury, have certified in chancery that on 
Thursday before Michaelmas, Henry came before them and rendered him- 
self to prison. 

Meinorandidii that Maud late the wife of Thomas de Wengrave, on 
24 May, acknowledged in chancery that she owed to Thomas son of Nicholas 
Ferynbaud 100 marks, to be paid at Michaelmas following, on which day 
she came into chancery at London and produced a part of an indenture 
under Thomas's seal containing that she demised to him and to Alice his 
wife a messuage and 120 acres of land, 25 acres of meadow, 8 acres of 
pasture and 60n. rent in Wayngrave and Rollesham, to hold for a term of 
twelve years, beginning at the said Michaelmas, for rendering to her 
14 marks yearly, and she offered to fulfil that agreement, and Thomas 
granted by the indenture that if she did so the said recognisance should 
be null. 

To the sheriff' of Norfolk. Order to attach Peter le Monek of Gouthorp 
and have him before the council at Westminster on the morrow of i\Iartin- 
mas ]iext, to answer for his contempt and further to do and receive what 
shall be ordained by the council, as the king lately ordered him to be before 
the council at Westminster three weeks from Michaelmas last to inform 
them upon certain things, which would be laid before him, and though he 
received the order, as the king has learned by trustworthy testimony, he 
did not care to come. By C. 

Robert Fitz Johan de Shyryngton acknowledges that he owes to Simon 
son of Thomas de la Haye of Foxcote 40/.; to be levied, in default of pay- 
ment, of his lands and chattels in co. Buckingham. 

To Robert Fraunceys. Order, upon pain of forfeiture, to be before the 
council on the morrow of St. Nicholas next to answer to the things which 
will then be laid against him on the king's part. 

Memurand 1(1)1 that Robert has a day before the council on the octaves of 
Hilary next, to answer in the form aforesaid. 

To the mayor and bailiff's of Sandwich. Order to take John Noldyng, 
late weigher in the port of that town and to have him and the weighing 
beam before the council at Westminster on the morrow of St. Nicholas 
next, to answer for his contempt and further to do and receive what shall 
be ordained by the council, as the king committed to John de Welhous the 
office of weighing wool in that port, to hold diiring pleasure, and ordered 
John Noldyng to deliver to him the beam for weighing wool in that port 
and all other things touching the said office, by indenture. By C. 



166 



'CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1346. 
Nov. 2. 

The Tower. 



Nov. 16. 
Westminster. 



Nov. 10. 
The Tower. 



Nov. 18. 
The Tower. 



Nov. 10. 
The Tower. 



MEMBRANE lid. 

To the mayor and sheriffs of Loudon. Order to continue in the same 
state in which it now is, until further order, the pka pending hetween 
Thomas Brewere of London and John de Wesenham and John Pyel and 
also the plea by another writ between John de Bedeford, * wolmongere,' and 
the said John and John, upon the restitution of certain goods of Thomas 
and John de Bedeford, lost at sea, they assert, through the default of John 
and John, and to send the tenor of the record and process held thereupon 
to chancery without delay. By C. 

Memoramhnn that the king appointed Robert de Mounceaux, his serjeant 
at arms, and the sheriff of Kent to take John son of Richard Wardedieu 
of Bodyhani and John de Boxhurst of Sandherst, by reason of certain 
misdeeds and suspicions, and to seize their lands, goods and chattels, 
and afterwards Ed[mund] de Knelle, knight, John de Beggebury, Hamo 
atte Gate, Thomas de Congherst, William de Betryngdenne and Henry 
Wardedieu mainperned to have John and John before the king in chancery 
on the quinzaine of Michaelmas to answer for the premises, on which day 
John and John came, and a day was given to them in chancery on the 
morrow of All Souls following, on which day they also came to stand to 
right, and on that day it was proclaimed at Westminster that if any one 
wished to say anything against them, he should come before the chancellor 
to do so, and because no one then came, and John and John found John 
Wardedieu, Thomas de Congherst, William de Glasbrok, John de Grofherst, 
John de Ofham of co. Sussex, John de Beggebury, Hamo atte Gate, Hugh 
Wolf and Thomas de Cranebrok of co. Kent, who mainperned to have them 
ready when the king or any other should wish to speak against them, it 
was said that John and John should go without a day by that mainprise. 

Edmund son of John Amory acknowledges that he owes to William de 
Newenham, clerk, 4 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. Essex. 

Cancelled on payment. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer, Dublin. Thomas son of 
Maurice, earl of Dessemond, has besought the king to provide for the 
maintenance of his wife and children, as he is indicted for certain felonies 
and trespasses in Ireland, and he has come to England by a mainjDrise to 
stand to right upon the premises, and has long stayed there, and he has 
not wherewith to maintain himself, his wife and their children, with him 
because all his lands, goods and chattels in Ireland have been taken into 
the king's hand for the cause aforesaid : the king therefore orders the said 
treasurer and barons to take an inquisition upon the true value of those 
lands, their yearly value and for how much answer is made yearly to the 
king and of what they were worth before they were taken, and to certify 
him thereupon with all speed. By C. 

Henry de Frowyk acknowledges that he owes to John de Dallyng, citizen 
and mercer of London, 15Z. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. Middlesex. 

Cancelled on payment. . 

To the mayor and sheriffs of London. Order to continue until further 
order in the same state in which it now is the plea between John Champion 
and John de Wesenham and John Pyel, and the plea between Henry de 
Aston and the said John and John, upon the restitution of the goods of 
John Champion and Henry, lost at sea, they assert, by the negligence of 
the said John and John. By C. 



20 EDWAKD III.— Part 2. 



167 



1346. 

Nov. 20. 

Windsor. 



Nov. 23. 
The Tower. 



Nov. 20. 
The Tower. 



Nov. 8. 
Windsor. 



Nov. 18. 
The Tower. 



Nov. 28. 
The Tower. 



Nov. 29. 
The Tower. 



Mmnhrane \ld — cont. 

To Thomas le Botiller, knight, William de Peyto, Roger de Brugg and 
Robert de Shareshull. Order to supersede the execution of their 
appointment to enquire who are bound to repair and maintain the bridge 
of Pershore now broken, and to do other things, and not to intermeddle 
further in the matter, as the king has appointed other lieges for this by 
another commission. 

To William de Bello Campo ' le pyere,' knight, Thomas le Botiller, 
knight, Walter de Shekenhurst, Peter de Grete, Thomas de Sloghtre, 
John de Stone and Nicholas de Rook. Order to receive Geoffrey de Aston 
to take an inquisition as above concerning the bridge of Pershore, for which 
the king has appointed them, so that they do not proceed to do anything 
in that appointment in Geoffrey's absence. 

Robert de Bekyngham acknowledges that he owes to Richard de Thoresby, 
clerk, 40s. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
CO. Nottingham. 

Cancelled on payment. 

To the taxers and collectors in co. Norfolk of the tenth and fifteenth last 
granted. Order to receive both the king's money of gold and his money 
of silver offered to them, and to answer therefor to the king, as the men of 
Lenne have shown the king that although they are ready to pay the portion 
of the tenth and fifteenth for the term of All Saints last in the king's money 
of gold, yet the taxers and collectors have hitherto refused to receive that 
money, contrary to the ordinance and proclamation. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause Henry le 
Serop, knight, who is staying in the king's service upon the safe custody of 
the marches of England towards Scotland, to have respite until the 
quinzaine of Easter next for Q91. which the king caused to be paid to 
Geoffrey le Scrop, his father, upon his wages, for going as an envoy to the 
parts of Araz and returning thence, and which are exacted from Henry, 
Geoffrey's heir, as a prest made to Geoff'rey. By C. 

Thomas son and heir of Henry de Bydyk acknowledges that he owes to 
Robert Oweyn of Pulteneye 20 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, 
of his lands and chattels in co. Middlesex. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Nicholas de Bolevill, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Richard 
Cheyne 26 marks ; to be levied etc. in co. Somerset, 
Cancelled on payuient. 

John Norreys of Eton near Wyndesore acknowledges that he owes to 
William de Newenham, clerk, 48L 15s.; to be levied etc. in co. Buckingham. 

Richard de Drayton, John de Estbury and Nicholas de Stevyngton 
acknowledge that they owe to Roger de Cloun and John de Drayton 60Z. ; 
to be levied etc. in co. Berks. 

Cancelled on payment, acknoivledyed by PiOf/er. 

Emma late the wife of John de Oddyngseles, knight, acknowledges that 
she owes to Master Reginald Brian, clerk, 128L; to be levied etc. in co. 
Hertford. 



168 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



l^^Q • MEMBRANE \Qd. 

Enrolment of assignment of dower to Cecily late the wife of William le 
Scrop, tenant in chief, whom John de Clopton married, made at York 
before Thomas de Rokeby, escheator in co. York, on 23 November, 
19 Edward III, in the presence of Ed[mund] de Denum, attorney of Sir 
William de Bohun, earl of Northampton, keeper of the lands which 
belonged to William Lescrop in that county by the grant of Queen Philippa, 
to whom the king committed the custody of all the lands which belonged 
to William Lescrop in that county, to hold until Richard, his brother and 
heir, should come of age ; imprimis, the manor of Estboulton in that 
county with the services and rents of free tenants and villeins and their 
suits and issue and all appurtenances ; also the following manors and lands 
in that county in Westboulton, Boulton Kellok, Wendeslawe, Dounum, 
Caldevvell, Wermesworth, Waddeworth, Alverlay, Arkesay, Bontelay and 
Edelyngton, with all their appurtenances, which are extended at 54Z. 14s. 4</. 
yearly, of all the lands which belonged to William in that county, at his 
death, which are extended at 164Z. 3s. yearly. 

Enrolment of assignment of dower to the said Cecily, made at Beiford, 
CO. Hertford, before the escheator in that county on 22 April, 20 Edward, 
with the assent of John, archbishop of Canterbury and of Bartholomew de 
Burghassh, the elder, general attorneys of the earl of Northampton, who 
has the custody of all the lands which belonged to William Lescrop in that 
county, of the grant, of Queen Philippa, to whom the king committed the 
custody of all those lands, to hold until the said heir should come of age ; 
imprimis, the escheator delivered to John de Clopton and Cecily, by the 
view and assignment of Geoffrey Amyce, Roger Elis, Robert le Smith of 
Brigynden, William West, John atte Cherche and John le Voulere, jurors, 
who measured all those lands, a cowshed near a small gate and a small 
grange situated together, also an upper chamber upon the chief part, with 
all appendices and a portion with a stable near it, with free access ; also a 
third part of a sheepfold there on the west and a third part of a garden 
called ' Clerkeshawe,' on the west with hedges and ditches ; a parcel of 
garden lying behind the long house, with hedges and ditches, and with a 
small door there between the upper chamber and the long house, and a 
third part of the profit of a dovecote when it falls in [etc. as at page 141 
above]. 

Enrolment of assignment of dower to the said Cecily, made at Casterton 
by John de Trehampton, escheator in co. Rutland, on Wednesday after 
Midsummer, 20 Edward III, in the presence of Sir John de Casterton, 
chaplain, keeper of the land of Sir William de Bohun, earl of Northampton, 
which belonged to William le Scrop in co. Rutland, of the grant of Queen 
Philippa, to whom the king committed the custody of all the lands which 
belonged to William to hold until Richard, his brother and heir, should 
come of age, to wit : all the houses on either side of the great gate, extend- 
ing towards the highway of Casterton on the south part of the chief 
messuage, to wit, a great grange and stable on the east of the door of the 
chamber under the gates and all houses with the house of the dovecote on 
the west of the gate towards the house of the granary ; a small grange on 
the south towards the door of the grange on the north, and of the north 
part of the door of the grange all the curtilage within the close of 
that messuage, towards the south of the granary, and from thence 
all the garden extending to the field on the west, along the high- 
way on the south and a third part of a croft within that close from 
the north of the kitchen to the river bank on the north, and extending to 
the wall of the field on the west : and a third part of a sheepfold extending 



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1346. 



Sept. 24. 
Westminster. 



Nov. 15. 
The Tower. 



Nov. 29. 
The Tower. 



Membrane lOd — cont. 

to the highway on the north without the said close, with a third part of a 
croft pertaining to that house ; also 12s. of the tenement of William Yole ; 
5s. of that of Henry Scriveyn ; 4s. Qd. of that of Margery Broun ; 4.s. of 
Nicholas Edy ; 4(/. of the tenement of William atte Milne ; 3s. of that of 
John de Stowe ; also of arable land in Estfeld, to wit in Silbehawe 18 acres, 
Bythefrerebalk 1 acre, in the west field at Brodforth 8 acres, at Brodmedue 
5 acres, at Wernelpole 5 acres, in Mydilfeld upon Weldonewong 16 acres, 
in The Strete 3 acres, a meadow in Westhalfthe Thown 1^ acres of meadow, 
in the Brodmedue 3 acres, in the Milneholm 1 acre of meadow, in 
Matheumedue 1 acre of meadow. 

Enrolment of assignment of dower made to the said Cecily at Medeburn 
by John de Wyndesore, escheator in co. Leicester, on 2 February, 20 
Edward III, in the presence of Ed[mund] de Denum, attorney of William 
de Bohun, earl of Northampton, to whom Queen Philippa [etc. as above] 
and also in the presence of William Lescrop, parson of Medeburn church, 
Hugh de Hunynton and others : of 1 acre of land, 9s. 2(1. rent in Medeburn 
from two tenements there, to wit of Magota late the wife of Robert 
Wattesou and Isabel Halyok and of a fourth part of a view of frankpledge 
there, yearly ; a selion of land of the said acre of land, which is a third 
part thereof, and it lies in Mershdalefeld, near the land of Robert de 
Medebourn and extends to the bank called 'le E,' and 3s. Ohl. rent of the 
said 9s. 2(1. rent for the third part and a third part of the said fourth part 
of the view of frankpledge ; there are no other profits there whereof she can 
be dowered. 

To the mayor and community of Cambridge. Order to cause a bailiff 
for that town to be elected in place of William de Lolleworth, whom the 
king has charged to survey the purveyance of victuals in certain places. 

To William de Shareshull, William Basset, Edward de Cretyng and 
Roger de Virly. Order to supersede until further order the execution of 
the king's letters appointing them to be justices to hear and determine 
divers trespasses committed on William Spynk and Richard Spynk, by 
Thomas, bishop of Ely, and others, in cos. Norfolk and Cambridge it is 
said. By C. 

Robert de Sibthorp, parson of Skeldynghop church, diocese of Lincoln, 
acknowledges that he owes to John de Repynghale of Thorp, and Adam de 
Flanbergh, chaplain, 800Z. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in co. Lincoln. 



MEMBRANE 9f/. 

Enrolment of acknowledgment of receipt by William de Clynton, earl of 
Huntyngdon, from Sir Laurence de Hastyng, earl of Pembroke, by the 
hands of Robert de Eleford, receiver of this money, of 525 marks in part 
payment of 1,050 marks in which Laurence is bound to him to be paid at 
All Saints and at Whitsuntide following, for which Laurence has leased to 
him the manors of Filungle, with all the rent there, of Astone Cauntelo, 
CO. Warwick, and of Wigynton, co. Stafford. Dated at London in the house 
of Richard de Lamehethe, fishmonger, in the parish of St. Andreu, near 
Estchepe, the last day of October, 20 Edward III. 

Memorandum that the said earl of Huntyngdon came into chancery on 
20 November, and acknowledged the preceding deed. 



170 



CALENDAll OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1346. 

Nov. 20. 
The Tower. 



Nov. 11. 
The Tower. 



1347. 
Jan. 24. 

Eltham. 

1346. 

Nov. 28. 

The Tower. 



Dec. 7. 
The Tower. 



Dec. 9. 

The Tower. 

Nov. 10. 
The Tower. 



Dec. 9. 
The Tower. 



Dec. 11. 
The Tower. 



Dec. 18. 

Eltham. 



Membrane 9d — cont. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause Walter de 
Bermyngehani to have respite until the quinzaine of Midsummer next for 
rendering his account, as he has besought the king to order the distraint 
made upon him for that cause to be superseded for the time that he is in 
the king's service, as he is charged in the account of Thomas Crosse, late 
keeper of the great wardrobe, with 115Z. 16(1, received upon the wages of 
himself and his men, then setting out in the king's service from Ireland 
to Scotland, and he is distrained to render account therefor, and he is so 
occupied on the king's affairs in Ireland, that he cannot come before the 
treasurer and barons to do so. 

To William Basset and his fellows, justices of assize in co. York. Order 
to continue in the same state in which it now is the assize which William 
Outhorn arrames before them for tenements in Athewyk, against Hugh de 
Ever, who is staying in the king's service in parts beyond the sea, while he 
is in that service, or until further order, in accordance with the ordinance. 

By p.s. [17900.] 

To William de Shareshull and his fellows, justices of assize in co. Devon. 
Like order to continue nil assizes arramed against Maurice son of Maurice 
de Berkele, who is staying in the king's service in parts beyond the sea, 
while he remains in that service. 

William de Melchebourn acknowledges that he owes to Richard de 
Thoresby, clerk, 201. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Essex. 

Caneelled on payment. 

Adam son of John de Lymbergh acknowledges that he owes to Richard 
de Thoresby, clerk, 12^. ; to be levied etc. in co. Lincoln. 

Walter de Shorne, lord of Vule, of co. Kent, acknowledges that he owes 
to John de Bedeford, citizen and skinner of London, 20^. ; to be levied etc. 
in CO. Kent. 

John son of Ranulph de Osmundrelowe acknowledges that he owes to 
Gilbert de Wygeton, clerk, 100s. ; to be levied etc. in co. Cumberland. 

To the taxers and collectors of the tenth and fifteenth in co. Kent. 
Order, upon pain of forfeiture, to cause the tenth and fifteenth to be levied 
without delay, and to cause the money thereof to be paid to those to whom 
the king has assigned it, without any difficulty, by tallies and writs of the 
exchequer, in accordance with the tenor of the same, and to take and 
imprison until further order all those whom they find rebellious and who 
refuse to pay the portions touching them. By the keeper and C. 

Walter Brest of Melton Moubray, Walter de Chiriton, Thomas de 
Swanlond, John Malewayn and John de Chichestr[ia] acknowledge that 
they Owe to Richard, earl of Arundel 4,000 marks ; to be levied, in default 
of payment, of their lands and chattels in the city of London. 

Cancelled on payment. 

John de Garton, citizen and mercer of London, acknowledges that he 
owes to William Box, citizen and merchant of London, 100^. ; to be levied 
etc. in the city of London. 

Cancelled on payment, acknouiedged by Aynes Box, William de Sutton and 
Heyiry Sterr, executors of the loill of William Box. 

Walter de Chiriton, Walter Brest of Melton, the younger, Thomas de 
Swanlond of London, John Malewayn and John de Chichestre acknowledge 
that they owe to Richard, earl of Arundel 1,198Z. 13s. 4fZ. ; to be levied etc. 
in the city of London. 

Cancelled on payment. 



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171 



1346. Membrane sd. 

Enrolment of assignment of dower to Joan late the wife of John Bernak 
made at Bestorp by William de Middelton, escheator in cos. Norfolk and 
Sutiblk, on 27 August, 20 Edward III, by the view and testimony of Roger 
Plasschy, John Lethare, Richard the smith {jabri), Robert de Rode, John 
Cotei, Richard de Wodehirde and John Bischop in the presence of Adam 
de Ufford, parson of Donigton church and of Geoffrey Payn, attorneys of 
Sir Robert de Ufford, earl of Suffolk, to whom is granted the custody of 
all the said lands to hold until the heir shall come of age, to wit : the manor 
of Bestorp with appurtenances, co. Norfolk, which John held at his death, 
to wit, the site of the manor with houses, gardens, dovecotes and other 
commodities, extended at 4.s. 4f/, yearly ; there are also in the manor 
80 acres of arable land, extended at 40s. yearly, also 20 acres of wood, 
whereof the underwood of each acre is worth 6'/. every sixth year ; also a 
windmill, worth 100 quarters of corn yearly, also a yearly assize rent of 
29«. 6</. ; also two cocks rent at Christmas, 4 capons and 10 sheep at 
Easter : 300 works at autumn at 1(/. each ; pleas and perquisites of court, 
extended at 3s. 4(/.; also the manor of Bokeuham as John held it at his 
death, to wit, the site with houses, gardens, and other commodities, 
extended at 12(i. yearly ; also 220 acres of arable land, extended at 51. lOs. 
yearly ; also 6 acres of mowable meadow, extended at 9s. ; also 10 acres of 
pasture, extended at 6s. 8rf. yearly ; 100 acres of wood in a park whereof 
the underwood is worth lOOs. every fifth year, and the herbage thereof 
extends to 50s. yearly ; also a moiety of three windmills, extended at 
10 quarters yearly ; an assize rent with toll of merchants of Bokenham 
and Attilburgh, yearly, 71. 19s. Id. ; also of two sparrow-hawks and of a 
pound of cumin; also 349 winter works at hi. each ; also 40 raking works 
at hi. each ; also 51 moAving works at Ud. each ; also 28 carriages of wood 
at l^d. the work ; also 10 carriages of manure, the price of the work Hd. ; 
also 100 precaria in autumn, price of the work, \\d. ; also 90 autumn 
works at 2(/. ; also pleas and perquisites of court extended at 20s. yearly. 

Nov. 11. Cecily Comyn of Overmutton acknowledges that she owes to Richard de 

The Tower. Whitelawe 40Z. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of her lands and 
chattels in co. Worcester. — John de Stoke, clerk, received the acknowledg- 
ment by writ. 

Nov. 25. Henry de Frouwyk acknowledges that he owes to Thomas de Frouwyk, 
The Tower, his son, 500/. ; to be levied etc. in co. Middlesex. 
Cancelled on payment. 

John de Duresme of London acknowledges that he owes to Henry de 
Frouwyk 60^.; to be levied etc. in the city of London. 
Cancelled on payment. 

Edmund son and heir of John Ammary, knight, acknowledges that he 
owes to John de Coggeshale, the elder, knight, and to William Pycot 60Z. ; 
to be levied etc. in co. Essex. 

Cancelled on payment. 

The prior of Hynkeley of co. Leicester, Roger Maynard of Hynkeley, 
Robert Cok of Hynkeley, and William de Stok acknowledge that they owe 
to John Bray of Upton 21/. ; to be levied etc. in co. Leicester. 

Dec. 1. Robert de Wachesham, knight, and Thomas de Batesford, knight. 

The Tower acknowledge that they owe to William de Bohun, earl of Northampton 
and to William de Dersham 1001. ; to be levied etc. in co. Suffolk. 

Dec. 2. Thomas de Thawayt acknowledges that he owes to Richard son of 

The Tower William de Leverton of Tikhill 6 marks ; to be levied etc. in co. York. 



172 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1346. 



Nov. 20. 
The Tower. 



Membrane 8d — cont. 

Enrolment of release by John son of Ralph de Frenyngham of co. Kent 
to John Pynceleygle, citizen of London, and to Katharine his wife, of all 
his right and claim in the lands which the said John and Katherine hold and 
which John de Ritlyngg and Cristina his wife, daughter of Robert Manseer, 
held in the towns of Hachesham and Pekliam, co. Surrey, and in the parish 
of Westgrenewych and Camerwell. Witnesses : Henry de Bekewell, 
Stephen de Bretynghurst, Maurice Turgys, Thomas Broun, Thomas de 
Wardalo, Geoffrey Graspeys, Richard Fairheer, Geoffrey Perkok, Peter de 
Bernewell. Dated at Suthwerk, co. Surrey, on Monday after St. Andrew, 
20 Edward III. 

MemoraHdmn that John son of Ralph came into chancery at Westminster 
on 5 December and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

To the abbot of St. Peter's, Gloucester. Order to deliver to John de 
Berkeleye of Dursele, knight, and John de Weston, whom the king has 
appointed to levy and collect the biennial tenth and fifteenth in co. 
Gloucester, a good and strong house in that abbey where they may safely 
deposit the money of the said tenth and fifteenth. By C. 



Nov. 15. 
The Tower. 



Nov. 16. 
The Tower. 



By the keeper and C. 
By the keeper and C. 



Membrane id. 

To the abbot of Colchester. Order to cause a certain prisoner in his 
custody to be delivered to the sheriff' of Essex, without delay, to be taken 
to the council, and the king will cause satisfaction to be done to those to 
whom it is right, for that prisoner, as because men at arms, armed men 
and archers withdrew in a great number from the king's army at Caleis, 
he ordered the sheriffs of England to arrest all such men, not having 
letters of licence, and to keep them safely until further order, and now 
the king has learned that certain archers have left the army without 
licence with a prisoner of war, said to be the archdeacon of Paris, and one 
of those archers has sold that prisoner to the abbot, wherefore the king has 
ordered the said sheriff to cause those archers to be arrested and to take all 
their goods and chattels and to cause them and the said prisoner to be 
brought before the council at Westminster. 

[Fivdera.] 

Mandate in pursuance to the sheriff" of Essex. 

[Ihid.] 

Enrolment of acknowledgment of receipt by William de Clynton, earl of 
Huntyngdon, by the hands of Richard de Lamhethe of London, from Sir 
Laurence de Hastyngs, earl of Pembroke, of 166Z. 13s. -id. in payment of 
3331. 6s. 8'/. in which Laurence made to him a release for two parts of the 
manor of Aston Cauntelou u.pon certain agreements between them comprised 
in indentures. Dated at Preston on. the last day of April, 20 Edward III. 
Frenclt. 

Memorandum that the said earl of Huntyngdon came into chancery on 
20 November and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

To the bailiff's of St. Edmund of the abbot of St. Edmund. Order to 
attach Thomas le Gardyner, outlawed in divers counties for several felonies, 
and to deliver him to John de Coggeshale, sheriff of Essex, so that he may 
have Thomas before the justices appointed to hold pleas before the king, as 
has been enjoined upon him by the king and his council, and to aid the 
sheriff with sufficient power of the men of that town for the safer taking of 
Thomas to co. Essex. By the keeper and C. 



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173 



1346. 

Oct. 20. 
Windsor. 



Ncrv. 20. 
The TcAver. 



Dee. 4. 

The Tower. 



Dec. 5. 
The Tower. 



Dec. 12. 

The Tower. 



Membrane Id — cont. 

To William Scot and his fellows, justices appointed to hold pleas before 
the king. Order to bail John de Compton, knight, if he find mainpernors 
who will undertake to have him before the king on the octaves of the 
Purification next, to stand to right there, as he has besought the king to 
order his release by a security, as by the procuration of his rivals he was 
indicted before Thomas de Aspale, sheriff of Southampton, and other lieges, 
appointed to enquire concerning certain misdeeds in the isle of Wight, for 
having wounded William de Compton in the left hand, whereof he died, and 
for other trespasses committed in that island, and he is imprisoned in the 
Marshalsea by virtue of that indictment, which is sent to the king under 
half the great seal, and it has been testified before Lionel, the king's son, 
keeper of England, and others of the council by those worthy of confidence 
that John was indicted by malicious procuration, and he has offered before 
the keeper and council to go to the king in his war of France, with all his 
power. By letter of the keeper. 

2h'mnranchim that Gilbert de Eilesfeld, knight, who is indicted for divers 
trespasses and excesses in co. Hertford, during the king's absence from the 
realm, before the chancellor and others of the council at Westminster, has 
found before the chancellor Roger de Poley, Walter de Thorp, Richard de 
Kelleshull, William de Wotton, John de Shelford, and John de Ardern of co. 
Hertford, who have mainperned to have him before the council from day to 
day to stand to right in the premises at the suit of the king, of John de 
Ormesby and others, when they are warned thereupon, and that he will 
behave well thenceforth. 

To the mayor and sheriffs of London. Whereas, as the king has learned, 
Thomas le Brewere of London, John de Bedeford, ' wolmongere,' and others 
by divers writs obtained at their suggestion, sue against John de Wesenham 
and John Pyel before the mayor and sheriff's for the restitution of wool 
and other goods and things laded by them in the port of London, in certain 
ships, for parts beyond the sea, and afterwards taken and plundered by 
the king's enemies when crossing to those parts, asserting that John and 
John had received 12*/. on each sack of that wool, for the safe conduct of 
ships going to the said parts, and had not provided such conduct, and so 
the ships and goods were lost by their default ; and because the levying 
and collecting of the said 12fl^. a sack is ordained by the king and his 
council, wherefore the things which depend on that ordinance can only be 
determined before the king and council : the king orders the sheriff's to 
supersede all processes begun before them upon the said writs concerning 
the levying of 12^/. a sack, informing Thomas and the others that they 
shall sue for justice upon the premises against the king and his council, if 
they see fit. • By the keeper and C. 

Herman Skipper of London, merchant, acknowledges that he owes to 
Ralph de Cantebrigg 60L ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in the city of London. 

Thomas de Lathum, the elder, knight, acknowledges that he owes to 
Thomas de Weryngton 6^. 6s. 8(/. ; to be levied etc. in co. Lancaster. 
Cancelled on payment. 

William de Dersham acknowledges that he owes to John, archbishop of 
Canterbury, lOOZ. ; to be levied etc. in co. Essex. 

John le Peyntour of New Wyndesore acknowledges that he owes to 
Master Thomas Powys 101. ; to be levied etc. in co. Buckingham. 
Cancelled on payment. 



174 



CALENDAE OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



134G. 

Dec. 16. 
The Tower. 



Dec. 18. 
The Tower. 



MEMBRANE 5r/.«> 

J>rother Richard, prior of Wymundchani, acknowled{?es for himself and 
convent that they owe to brother Benedict, bishop of Kurditza {Cardicen), 
100/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels and 
ecclesiastical goods in co. Norfolk. 

Walter Prost of Melton, the younger, acknowledges that he owes to John 
de Pulteneye, knight, 5,000 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
his lands and chattels in co. Leicester. 

Walter de Chiriton, Walter Prest of Melton, the younger, and Thomas de 
Swanlond acknowledge that they owe to John, archbishop of Canterbury, 
800/. ; to be levied etc. in co. ]\Iiddlesex. 



Dec. 18. 

Eltham. 



Dec. 12. 

The Tower. 



Membrane id. 

John son of Richard de Wottenhull puts in his place Richard Martyn 
and Philip de Alcestr[ia], clerks, to prosecute the execution of a recogni- 
sance for GO/, made to him in chancery by John Malewayn of London, 
vintner. 

Maurice Barnabe, vicar of Kyngeston upon Thames church, diocese of 
Winchester, acknowledges that he owes to William de Burstall, clerk, 40/. ; 
to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels and ecclesiastical 
goods in CO. Surrey. 

Enrolment of deed testifying that whereas Maurice Barnabe, vicar of 
Kyngeston upon Thames church, is bound to William de Burstall, clerk, 
in 40/. by the preceding recognisance, William grants that if Maurice pay 
him at London 40.s. at the Purification next, 40s. at the Assumption 
following, and G marks yearly until he has a benefice, then the recognisance 
shall be null, but otherwise it shall remain in force. Dated at London on 
20 December, 20 Edward III. French. 

MeDiorandiim that William came into chancery at the church of St. 
Clement Danes without the bar of the New Temple, London, on 
23 December, and acknowledged the preceding letter. 

To Master Nicholas de Staneweye. Order to have a prisoner in his 
custody said to be the archdeacon of Paris before the council in chancery 
on Friday, to do what shall there be ordained, and he shall himself be in 
chancery on Tuesday after Epiphany next, with the abbot of Colchester, to 
whom the king has given a day there, to answer the things which shall be 
laid against them and further to do and receive what shall then be 
determined. By C. 

[Fcedera.'] 

The like to John Ballard. [Ibid.] 

Enrolment of release by Thomas de Betoigne son and heir of Thomas de 
Betoygne, late citizen and pepperer of London, to Thomas Broun, citizen 
of London, Margaret his wife and Thomas's heirs, of all his right and 
claim which he had after his father's death in all the lands, with all their 
appurtenances, which he lately gave to Thomas and Margaret in Hachesham 
in the parish of Westgrenewych, and in Pekham in the parish of Camer- 
well, CO. Surrey, by a charter of enfeoffment. Witnesses : Sir Roger de 
Bavent, knight, Henry de Bekwell, Maurice Turgys, John Pisselegh, Stephen 



* Membrane 6d is blank. 



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175 



1346. Membrane 4</ — cont. 

de Bretynghurst, John de Wy, Thomas de Wardale, Richard de Kent, 
John Maignyers, clerk, London. Dated at Hachesham on Friday after St. 
Thomas. 20 Edward III. 

]\[('W(ira}i(linii that Thomas de Betoigne the son came into chancery at 
London on 28 Decemher, and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Dec. 26. To Richard, chaplain of the wife of John de Grymmestede, knight. 

Eltham. Order to be before the council in chancery on Wednesday after Epiphany 
next, to answer the things which will be laid against him and further to do 
what the king's court shall determine. By C. 

The like to the following, to wit : — 
John de Grymmestede, knight. 
John yeoman of John de Grymmestede, knight. 

Oct. 4. William Culgaith is sent to the abbot and convent of Leicester to receive 

The Tower, such maintenance in that house as John Lussher had there at the king's 

request. By p.s. [17839.] 

Dec. 16. John de Faucomberge, knight, acknowledges that he owes to William de 

Eltham. la Pole, knight, the elder, 1001. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. York. — Michael de Wath received the acknowledg- 
ment by writ. 

Cancelled on pay)iient. 



Nov. 20. 
The Tower. 



Nov. 22. 
The Tower. 



Dec. 18. 

Eltham, 



Membrane sd. 

To the sheriffs of London. Order to cause all the goods and chattels of 
John Dyne, James de Coyne and Fredus de Gynisano to be arrested without 
delay in the houses of Alexander de Lap of Florence, John Pyselagule of 
Genoa and Martin de Pistoye in that city, and to keep them safely, so that 
they be not released from that arrest or in any way eloigned, as because 
John Dyne, James, Fredus and other merchants of Luca, who mainperned 
for the release of Robert de Bradeston and John de Sancto Philberto, lately 
arrested at Pisa, made default upon that release, the king caused them to 
be arrested with their goods and chattels, and now the king has learned 
that the goods of John Dyne are in the houses of Alexander and John 
and those of James and Fredus are in the house of Martin. By p.s. 

To the mayor and sheriff's of London. Order to cause all the goods and 
chattels of Lewis Bochell and Bonaiutus Loupre, who undertook with 
other merchants of Luca to obtain the release of the said Robert and John, 
to be arrested without delay and kept safely, as they have made default in 
their undertaking, and the said goods are in the custody of Thomas de 
Melcheburn, William his brother and John de Wesenham, in that city. 

By p.s. [17941.] 

To R. bishop of London. The king thanks him for the biennial tenth 
granted by the clergy of the province of Canterbury in their last convoca- 
tion at St. Paul's church, London, but as the term of payment is so far 
distant that it cannot at present be of much use to the king, who would 
lose about a moiety by loans, he requests the bishop to convoke the clergy 
of his diocese on a certain day to a certain place where they may most 
quickly be assembled, and to arrange another term of payment more useful 
to the king, and that his necessity may the more impress them he sends 
to the bishop other letters on that affair, under the privy seal. The king 
has requested John, archbishop of Canterbury and all the bishops of the 
province of Canterbury to convoke their clergy and abbreviate the terms 
of payment in the form aforesaid. By K. 

The like to all the bishops of the province of Canterbury, , 



170 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1347. 
Jan. 4. 
Eltham. 

1346. 

Dec. 18. 

Eltham. 



Dec. 20. 

Eltham. 



]347. 

Jan. 1. 
The Tower. 



Jan. 4. 
The Tower. 



Jan. 7. 

Eltham. 



Jan. 16. 

Eltham. 



Jan. 16. 
Eltham. 



Membrane Sd — cont. 

Robert de Harewod of York acknowledges that he owe to John de Askham, 
clerk, 10/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
CO. York. 

To John de Sutton. Order to cause to be brought to the Tower of 
London the 170/. which he acknowleged before the council that he owed to 
Adam de Peshale, who was beheaded for rebellion, and which pertains to 
the king by Adam's forfeiture, so that he have it there on the morrow of 
Hilary next to be delivered by indenture to Robert de Mildenhale, the king's 
clerk, supplying the place of the receiver of the money of the king's 
chamber. 

To the sherifif of Stafford. Order to cause 851. of the said 170/. to be 
levied without delay of the lands and chattels of John de Sutton, who has 
not yet satisfied the king for that sum, and have it at the Tower of London 
on the morrow of Hilary next, to be delivered by indenture to Robert de 
Mildenhale the king's clerk, supplying the place of the receiver of the money 
of the king's chamber. The king has ordered the sheriff of Worcester to 
cause the remaining 85Z. to be levied of John's lands and chattels in that 
bailiwick and delivered to Robert in the form aforesaid. 

Mandate in pursuance to the sheriff of Worcester. 

To the sheriff of Stafford. Order to permit the prior of Lappeleye to 
have respite until the Annunciation next for the ferm of his priory for 
Christmas last and for all other debts in which he is bound to the king, as 
the king committed to the prior the custody of his priory with all its 
appurtenances, for rendering 20 marks yearly during the war between the 
king and his adversary of France, but the king has given the prior the said 
respite, because he has ordered him to go to the king with all speed upon 
certain special affairs. By C. 

To the bailiffs of Sandwich. Order to permit the prior of Lappeleye, 
whom the king has ordered to come to him with all speed, to have a 
passage in that port, notwithstanding any order to the contrary, provided 
that he make no appnrtum contrary to the statute. By C. 

To the sheriff of Gloucester. Order, upon sight of these presents, to 
cause proclamation to be made that no one, upon pain of forfeiture, shall 
take any wool, wool-fells or hides out of the realm to the town of 
Chepstowe or elsewhere to the parts of Wales, or to other ports, or lade 
them in places in co. Gloucester, except in the port of Bristol, and if 
he find any doing so after the proclamation, he shall cause them to be 
arrested and kept safely until further order, certifying the king in chancery 
from time to time of the ships, w^ool, fells, hides and the mames of those 
arrested, as the king is informed that divers merchants and others lade 
wool, hides and fells to no small quantity at the town of Chepstowe and at 
other places in Wales, defrauding him of the custom and subsidy thereon. 

ByC. 

The like to the sheriff of Hereford. 

John de Kyngesdoun, the elder, acknowledges that he owes to John Dale 
100s. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. 
Kent. 

Richard de Neuport acknowledges that he owes to Robert de Morton, 
parson of Offord Cluny church, 16/.; to be levied etc. in co. Essex, 



20 EDWARD III.— Part 2. 177 



■IOA7 Membrane 2(1. 

Enrolment of release by Menandus de Chesthunte to Sir John de 
Staunton, knight, and Alice his wife, of all his right and claim in 
the manor of Reynham, which they hold for Alice's life with remainder 
to him by virtue of a fine levied in the king's court on the octaves 
of Hilary, in the 16th year of the reign between Walter de Chesthunt and 
Alice, then his wife, Sir John Whithorn of Dounton, chaplain, and William 
de Belgrave, for the said manor. Witnesses : Henry de Grene, William 
de Notton, William de Catesby, William de Teye, Thomas de Molegrave, 
William de Mundele, Thomas de Botelston. Dated at Risyngg on Sunday 
the feast of St. Silvester, 20 Edward HI. 

Memorandiiiu that Menaudus came into chancery at London on 9 January 
and acknowledged the preceding deed. v 

Jan. 3. To the prior of Newburgh (flc Novo Btiri/o), late one of the assessors, 

Elthani. vendors and collectors of the ninth of sheaves, lambs and fleeces in the 
Nfirth Riding, eo. York, and to brother Henry de Nonyngton, fellow canon 
and deputy of the prior in the said assessing etc. of that subsidy. Order to 
be before the treasurer and barons of the exchequer at Westminster on the 
quinzaine of Hilary next, with all things touching their account for the 
sale and collection of that subsidy, to render account there and further to 
do and receive what the king's court shall determine, upon a penalty of 
100^. which the king will cause to be levied of the prior's lands and chattels 
without delay, if he does not come on the said day. By C. 

The like to William de Pepulton, late one, etc. and to Adam de Askeham, 
his deputy and attorney in the said assessing, etc. 

1346. 

Dec, 12. To Richard de Wylughby and his fellows, justices of assize in co. Sussex. 

Eltham. Order to continue in the same state in which it now is the assize of novel 
disseisin which John de Molyns, knight, and Giles son of Robert de Ardern 
arrame before them concerning tenements in Perchyng, Adburton, Aleborne, 
Wodemancote, Hangelton, Bolne and Ovynge against William Botevilleyn 
and others contained in the original writ, who is in the king's service in 
parts beyond the sea, while he remains in that service or until further 
order, in accordance with the ordinance. By C. 

1347. 

Jan. 8. To Henry Buk of London. Order to have Berengar de Monte Alto, a 

Eltham. prisoner, before the council at Westminster on Wednesday after Hilary 
next, to do what shall then be determined and to be there on that day 
to do and receive what the king's court shall decide, as the king ordered 
Master Nicholas de Stanweye to have a prisoner of war, said to be the 
archdeacon of Paris, before the council on Friday the morrow of St. Thomas 
last [us at [UK I e 174 ahorc], and on that day Nicholas certified that he could 
not do this because on Monday after the octaves of the Nativity of the ' 
Virgin last he received from one John Ballard a prisoner calling himself 
Berengar de Monte Alto, whose quality was then unknown to him, in the 
liberty of Colchester, and afterwards he delivered that prisoner, at London, 
for 501. to Henry Buk for his own use, long before the king's order was 
delivered to him, and John Ballard is satisfied for the 50^ By C. 

[Fcedera.] 

Mandate to the sheriffs of London to cause Henry to come before the 

council in person on the said day to answer the things which will be laid 

before him and further to do and receive what the king's court shall 

determine. By C. 

[Ibid.] 

11483 M 



178 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1347. 
Jan. 22. 
Eltbam. 



Jan. 23. 
Eltham. 

Jan. 14. 
Eltham. 



Jan. 15. 
Eltham. 



Meiiihrane 2(1 — cunt. 

John (le Molyns, knight, acknowledges that he owes to the prior and 
convent of St. Mary's church, Suthwerk, 40/. ; to he levied, in default of 
payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Buckingham. 

Canvdlfd on paijuiint. 

Thomas de Pympe, knight, and Isabel, late the wife of Thomas 
Malemeyns of Hoo, acknowledge that they owe to Thomas atte Brok 
1,000/. ; to be levied etc. in co. Kent. 

Robert le Chaundeler, by reason of his good service to Queen Philippa, 
is sent to the prior and convent of Bermundeseye to receive such main- 
tenance in that house for life as Nicholaa, sometime laundress of Queen 
Isabel, had of them at the king's request. By p.s. [18017.] 

Enrolment of release by Thomas le Say to John Pyard of Clone of all his 
right and claim in the lands with the .services both free and other in 
Chissindon, Maldon, Kyngeston, Longeditton, Thameseditton, Hoke and 
Taleworth. Dated at London on Sunday after Hilary, 20 Edward III. 
Fienvli. 

MewoirDuhnii that John came into chancery at the church of St. Clement 
Danes without the bar of the New Temple, London, on 10 January, and 
acknowledged the preceding deed. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Whereas on 9 December, 
in the second year of the reign, for 300 marks which the prior and convent 
of Abyndon paid in the wardrobe, the king granted to them the custody of 
their abbey, then void, and of the temporalities thereof, to hold during the 
voidance, and the said 300 marks are allowed to the prior and convent at 
the exchequer ; and now the rolls of accoiints of Richard de Bury, then 
keeper of the wardrobe, and of other keepers since there, being inspected, 
it is not found that those keepers charged themselves with more than lOOZ. 
for that custody, or that answer has hitherto been made to the king for 
60 marks, which by order to the chancellor under the privy seal, the prior 
and convent ought to have paid beyond the 300 marks for that custody, 
whereby it appears that the remaining 200 marks are still due to the king : 
he therefore orders the treasurer and barons to inspect the rolls and 
memoranda touching the accounts of the said keepers, and if they find it so, 
then to notify the present abbot to be before them on a certain day to show 
cause why he ought not to answer for the 200/., and further to do and 
receive what the king's court shall determine. By the keeper and C. 



1346. 

Nov. 28. 
The Tower. 



MEMBEANE 1(1. 

Enrolment of tripartite indenture whereof one part remains with the 
chancellor and treasurer, the second with Sir John Darcy, ' le piere,' 
constable of the Tower of London, and the third with Sir Thomas de 
Rokeby, sheriff of York, testifying that Sir Thomas on 2 January, 
20 Edward III, has delivered Sir David de Bruys, who styles himself king 
of Scotland, whom he received by indenture from Sir Ralph de Nevill at 
York, to take to London and deliver to those deputed by the king, to the 
said Sir John, by virtue of the king's writ, to be kept safely in the Tower, 
and John was ordered by a like writ to receive David and keep him in the 
Tower in the king's name. Dated at the Tower on the day aforesaid. 
French. [Fcedcra.] 

To the sheriff" of Somerset. Order to supersed the execution of the king's 
writ directing him to attach James, abbot of Clyve, fermor of the abbot of 
Bee Herlewin, prebendary of Clyve in the church of St. Andrew, Wells, 



20 EDWAED III.— Part 2. 



179 



1346. 



1347. 

Jan. 19. 

Eltham. 

Jan. 18. 

Ellham. 



134G. 

Dec. 22. 

Eltham. 



1347. 
Jan. 24. 

Eltham. 



Jan. 12. 

Elthain, 



1346. 

Oct. 29. 
Eltham. 



Minuhvanc \(1 — ront. 

and to have him before the council on a certain day to answer for his farm 
for a year, and for divers contempts and trespasses, as the treasurer and 
barons of the exchequer have certified the king in chancery that a yearly 
pension of 11 marks is due to the priory of Okebourn, which is a cell of the 
abbey of Bee Herlewin, by the abbot of Clyve for Clyve church, and that 
in the 18th year of the late king's reign, when the lands of the alien 
religious were taken into his hand, answer was made to the prior for that 
pension by reason of the lands of the abbot of Bee in England committed 
to the prior, wherefore the king has now ordered the abbot of Clyve to be 
answerable to that prior for the said pension or ferm. 

Henry Tregos, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Andrew de Bures, 
knight, and Alice his wife, 80/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. Sussex. 

To William Scot, John de Marton, and Robert de Teye. Order to super- 
sede the execution of the king's commission appointing them to take certain 
verifications between the abbot of Colchester and John de Coggeshale, 
sheriff of Essex, because the abbot released a prisoner called the archdeacon 
of Paris, lately taken in war and sold to him by one of certain archers who 
returned to England from the army at Caleys, without licence, which 
release the abbot has altogether denied. 

To Queen Isabel. The prior of Coventry has besought the king to pro- 
vide a remedy, as divers injuries are inflicted upon him by the king to the 
disinheriting of his church and the depression of his estate, and the king has 
given him a day to be in chancery on Friday the octaves of the Purification 
next, to declare his said injuries and grievances ; the king therefore requests 
the queen to send some of her people on that day to hear the things de- 
clared by the prior and inform the king of his right and of her's in the 
matter, so that he may be able to do justice thereupon. By p.s. 

John atte Wode acknowledges that he owes to the prior of Merton lOZ. ; 
to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Surrey. 

Bernard de Bruys acknowledges that he owes to William de Dacre, 
knight, \Ql. ; to be levied etc. in co. Northampton. 

Richard de Leukenore, knight, acknowledges that he owes to John de 
Pulteneye, knight, 1,333/. G.s. 8^/. ; to be levied etc. in co. Sussex. 

Mciiioranduiii that Thomas Broun was accused of having refused to 
receive the king's gold money called the 'noble,' contrary to the ordinances 
and proclamations, and on being indicted in chancery thereupon he found 
John le Bol, John de Oxenford, Walter de Bampton, Thomas atte Dyche, 
Richard Paterlynge and John atte Dyche, of the city of London, who 
mainperned to have him in chancery to answer for the premises when the 
king wished to speak against him, and further to do and receive what the 
king's court should determine. 

To William de Thorp and his fellows, justices appointed to hold pleas 
before the king. Notification that William son of William Malyn of 
Ipswich has been in the king's service for a certain time, with order to 
proceed to annul any outlawries promulgated against him during that time, 
as the king has learned that William was in his service in Ireland in the 
company of Ralph de Ufford from the Purification in the 19th year of the 
reign until three weeks from Easter following, and in Britanny in the 
company of Thomas de Dagworth from Easter last until Midsummer 
following, and he has besought the king to provide a remedy, as divers 
outlawries have been promulgated against him during the time that he was 
in the said service. By p.s. 



( 180) 



21 i:i)WAlU) III— Part I. 



1 oi7 }fKMnnANE 31. 

lo47. 

Feb. 80 To John de Wesenham, the king's butler, or him who supplies his place 

(sic). in the port of J>ristol. Order to deliver to Joan de Carrue 6 tuns of wine 

Elthaui. for the present year in that port, in accordance with the king's grant to 
her of G tuns to be received there yearly for life by the hands of the butler, 
paying him what he is bound to pay in the king's name to the merchants 
from whom the wine is taken.* 

Feb. 11. To Thomas Gary, escheator in co. Somerset. Order not to intermeddle 

Reading. further with the manor of Westchynnok in that county, restoring the issues 
thereof to Joan late the wife of Halph Mareschal, after taking her fealty 
according to the form of a schedule enclosed with these presents, as the 
king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that Kalph at his 
death held no lands in his demesne as of fee in that bailiwick, but that he 
held jointly with Joan the said manor except 2 messuages, a common oven 
and 25 acres of land therein, which Richard atte Slade holds for life of the 
grant of Nicholas le Mareschal, and that the manor is held of the heir of 
John de Beint Clere, who held in chief, a minor in the king's wardship, by 
the service of a knight's fee of Mortain. 

Feb. 4. To the constable, mayor, bailifis and lawful men of Briggewauter. Order 

Elthiun. to cause ships coming to that town laden with merchandise of value and 
passing thence with wool, hides and wool-fells, to be laded and unladed at 
the quay of the town or at the quay of the town of Bristol!, and not 
elsewhere, as the king is informed that he is defrauded of a great part of 
the customs due on such merchandise because such ships are laded and 
unladed in the River Peret and not at the quay of the town, as is customary 
in other ports of England. - 

Feb. 20. To John de Alveton, escheator in cos. Oxford and Berks. Order to 

Reading. assign dower to Margaret late the wife of Thomas de Norton, tenant in 
chief, of all the lands which belonged to her husband at his death, upon 
her taking oath that she will not marry without the king's licence. 

Feb. 4. The like to Nicholas Gower, escheator in the liberty of Holderness for 

Reading. Senieia, late the wife of John Parkour of Preston, ' mutatis ttiutaniUs.' 

Feb. 18. To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wood-fells in the port 

Reading. of London. Order to make diligent scrutiny of all merchandise hereafter 
taken out of that port to parts beyond, and to take such customs and 
subsidies from all hides dressed and tanned and done into rolls as from 
undressed hides and to cause answer to be made to the knig or to the 
merchants to whom he has granted all the customs and subsidies due in 
that port, for a certain time, as the king is informed that certain merchants 
and others, scheming to defraud him of the custom and subsidy due on 
hides taken out of the realm, have them dressed and tanned ni the realm, 
and made into rolls, and although each roll is worth as much and more 
than an undressed hide, they cause them to be placed in tuns and pipes 
as corn and other non-customable merchandise, and have hitherto taken 
them to parts beyond without paying the custom and subsidy thereon. 

* Tested by Lionel, the king's Kon, keeper of England, as ave the succeeding entries. 



21 EDWARD III.— Pakt 1. 181 



1 Q^y Membrane 31 — cont. 

The like to the collectors of customs in the following ports, to wit : 
The collectors in the port of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. 
The collectors in the port of Kyngeston -upon- Hull. 
The collectors in the port of Boston. 
The collectors in the port of Lenn. 
The collectors in the port of Great Yarmouth. 
The collectors in the port of Ipswich. 
The collectors in the port of Wynchelse. 
The collectors in the port of Sandwich. 
The collectors in the port of Southampton. 
The collectors in the port of Chichester. 
The collectors in the port of Bristol. 
The collectors in the port of Exeter. 

Jan. 27. To John de Thornhill, clerk, Edmund Disny and Clement de Derneford, 

Elthain. clerk. Order to deliver to William de Sutton and Roger le Chapman of 
Dounton the fruits of Dounton church for the preceding year, together with 
the rents, issues and other emoluments pertaining thereto, as the king lately 
appointed John and the others to sell the corn and other goods and chattels 
which helonged to the cardinal de Columpna, rector of Dounton church, an 
alien, taken by them into the king's hand in accordance with an ordinance 
of the council, and to do certain other things contained in their commission ; 
and although they sold the same to William and Roger for a certain price 
and demised the fruits, rents and issues of the church with the lands and 
other emoluments pertaining thereto, to them at ferm, as they say, yet 
Simon Andreu, proctor of the said cardinal in England, and William and 
Roger have agreed before the council that the latter shall receive all the 
said fruits etc. from St. Peter ad Vincula last to St. Peter ad Vincula next, 
for 230 marks, whereof they are bound to pay 200 marks to the king for 
the expenses in defence of the church and the realm, and the remaining 30 
marks to the proctor for the expenses incurred by him in the autumn. 

ByC. 



MEMBRANE 30. 

Feb. 15. To William de Middelton, escheator in cos. Norfolk and Suffolk. Order 

Beading. to take a simple seisin in the abbey of St. Benet, Hulme, in the name of 
the king's royal lordship, and not to intermeddle further with the custody 
of the abbey, its cells, manors and goods by reason of the present voidance 
by the death of John de Aylesham, the last abbot, restoring any issues 
levied by him to the prior and convent of the place, as Edward 1, on 29 
May in the 33rd year of his reign, granted to the then abbot and the con- 
vent that the prior and convent should have the custody of the abbey in 
every voidance with free administration of the temporalities, things and 
goods pertaining thereto, saving to the king the knights' fees held of the 
abbey and the advowsons when they fall in, so that all the rents and 
services of such fees during voidances shall remain to the prior and convent 
except the escheats which then fall in, which shall be delivered to the 
new abbot after his election and confirmation, for rendering 200 marks for 
the first four months of the voidance, or less, and pw rata for every succeed- 
ing four months or part thereof, so that no escheator, bailiff or other 
minister should intermeddle with the abbey or its goods, except to take a 
simple seisin in the form aforesaid. 



182 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



yoAj Membrane 30 — cont. 

Feb. 12. To the prior of Swaveseye. Order to pay to John de Grey or to his 

Eltham. attorney, 50 marks yearly of the ferm of that priory and to be answerable 
to hiui from Michaelmas next, as in aid of his expenses in the king's 
service tlie kin^' granted to John 501. to be received yearly for life at the 
exchequer, and on H February last the king granted that John should 
receive 50 marks yearly of tlie ferm of that priory and 2.5 marks of the ferm 
of the priory of Tikford, in the king's hand by reason of the war with his 
adversary of France, in full satisfaction of the said SOL for so long as the 
priory should remain in the king's hand. Et erat patens. 

To the prior of Tykford. Like order, ')iiutatis mutaiidia.' Et eral patem. 

Feb. 18. To John de Wesenham, the king's butler, or to him who supplies his 

Kit hum. piiice in the port of Southampton. Order to deliver to the abbot of 
Waverle a tun of red wine of the present season of ' reek,' in accordance 
with the king's grant to the abbot and convent of that place of a tun of 
such wine to be received yearly in that port for the celebration of masses 
in their monastery for the souls of all the faithful departed. 

Feb. 20. To the same in the same port. Order to deliver to the prior of St. Denys 

Kltham. iiear Southampton, which priory is of the foundation of the kings of 
England, a tun of red wine of the first wine of the king's prise in that port 
of the present season of ' reek,' in accordance with the king's grant to the 
prior and convent of a tun of such wine to be received yearly for the 
celebration of masses in the priory for the souls of all the faithful departed. 



MEMBRANE 29. 

Feb. 18. To John de Trehampton, escheator in cos. Lincoln and Rutland. Order 

Eeiiding. not to intermeddle with the custody of the bishopric of Lincoln, now void 
by the death of Thomas, the late bishop, or with the temporalities and 
goods pertaining thereto, restoring any issues received thereof from 
the time of Thomas's death to the dean and chapter of St. Mary's 
church, Lincoln, as the late king granted that the dean and chapter 
should have the custody of the bishopric in all voidances with free 
administration of the temporalities, things and goods pertaining thereto, 
saving to the king the knights' fees which are held of the bishopric and 
the advowsons when they fall in, and saving the escheats which fall in 
during voidances, so that they shall be delivered to the bishop-elect after 
his fealty, for rendering 1,000L at every voidance if it last a year at which 
the bishopric is taxed yearly, and jiro rata for a shorter or longer time, so 
that no escheator, bailiff or other minister of the king shall intermeddle 
with the custody of the bishopric, the temporalities and other things and 
goods by reason of a voidance, except that at the beginning of a voidance 
the escheator shall take a simple seisin iij one of the manors of the bishopric 
in the name of the king's royal lordship, and that done he shall immediately 
depart without taking fealty or recognisance from any tenant of the 
bishopric, and shall not stay for more than a day by reason of that seisin, 
and if an army be summoned during a voidance, the dean and chapter shall 
not be bound to any service therein, or aggrieved by reason of such service, 
saving to the king the services of the knights' fees held of the bishopric 
and the custody of lands or rents acquired by the bishops in fee, during 
voidances. Proviso that all lands and rents, acquired in fee by Thomas or 
his predecessors from the time of the said grant, shall remain in the king's 
hand until further order. 



21 EDWARD III.— Part 1. 



183 



1347. 



Feb. 28. 
Readiiif,'. 



Feb. 28. 
Reading. 



Feb. 20. 

Reading. 



March 7. 
Readiug, 



Membrane 29 — cont. 

The like to the following, to wit : 

GeoftVey de Whychynghani, mayor of London and escheator there. 
John Dengayne of Teversham, escheator in coa. Cambridge and 

Huntingdon. 
John de "\Vyndesore, escheator in co. Leicester. 
John de Vans, escheator in cos. Nottingham and Derby. 
Walter Paries, escheator in co. Northampton. 
John de Alveton, escheator in cos. Oxford and Perks, 
William Croyser, escheator in cos. Bedford and Buckingham. 

To John Dabernoun, escheator in co. Cornwall. Order to assign dower 
to Sibyl late, the wife of John Dauney, knight, tenant in chief, of all the 
lands which belonged to her husband, upon her taking oath that she will 
not marry without the king's licence. 

To Thomas Cary, escheator in co. Somerset. The like order. 
The like to Hervey Tirel, escheator in co. Devon. 

To the collectors in co. Berks of the aid for making the king's eldest son 
a knight. Order to supersede the demand for that aid made upon the lands 
in Chelreye which belonged to Ralph de Ufford, which came into the king's 
hand by his death, and which the king has reserved to his chamber. By C. 

To John de Vans, escheator in co. Nottingham. Order not to intermeddle 
further with the manor of Rodyngton and 26 bovates of land in that town, 
restoring the issues thereof, as it is found by the inquisitions piM iiiorti'in 
of Robert de Pavely that he held no lands at his death in his demesne as 
of fee in chief as of the crown, but that he held the manors of Westpyrie 
and Houghton, co. Northampton, in chief, as of the honour of Peverel, by 
knight's service, and that he held the said manor of Rodyngton and the 
land in demesne and in service, in socage, of others than the king by 
certain services. 

To Robert de Mildcnhale, keeper of the king's jewels and other things in 
the Tower of London. Order to deliver to William de Lamehuthe, the 
king's clerk, two chests or coft'ers with ornaments therein for the king's 
chapel, by indenture, as the king has charged William to bring them to 
him at Caleys for the present Easter. By C. 

[Fccdera.] 

To the sheriff of Wilts. Order to expend up to 201. in repairing the 
houses. and walls of the king's manor in his park of Claryndon, by the view 
and testimony of Giles de Bello Campo, keeper of the said manor and park. 



MEMBRANE 28. 

Jan. 28. To the taxers and collectors in the East Riding, co. York, of the tenth 

Eltham. and fifteenth last granted for two years. Order to take an inquisition upon 
the value of the moveables of the men inhabiting the town of Ravenserod 
in Holdernesse in that county, which they now ha\e and to newly assess 
and tax them at the tenth according to the quantity of their moveables, 
superseding the levying of the ancient tenth touching the town until the 
quinzaine of Easter next, and informing the king in chancery before the 
said quinzaine of the said new taxation and of all their action in the matter, 
so that after deliberation with the council, the king may be able to direct 



184 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1347 Membrane 28 — eoiit. 

as seems good, as at the suit of the said men, showing that the town has 
heen often inundated by floods of sea water, and much impoverished and 
wasted, and the greater part of the tenements and soil of the town thrown 
down and carried away, and several men of the town, who used to bear 
the charges touching it, being disturbed by such dangers, have departed 
with their goods to another place, and others dwelling there have been so 
depressed that they no longer suffice to support the tenths, tallages and 
other charges previously assessed upon the town, and they beseeching the 
king to order the town to be newly assessed and taxed in consideration of 
the premises, he appointed certain lieges to take an inquisition upon the 
matter, and by the inquisition taken at Ravenserod on Tuesday after 
Epiphany in the past year it is found that the town has been carried away 
by such floods, and 14.5 buildings which belonged to Cecily de Selby, and to 
several others, and 42 plots not built on, which belonged to Thomas Gait 
and others specified in the inquisition, which said buildings and plots 
contained two parts of the said town and more, have been drawn to the sea 
by such Hoods, from the 8th year of the reign until the day of the taking of 
the inquisition, and the tenants of the buildings and plots, who used to live 
in the town, have withdrawn because of that waste and impoverishment, 
and the other men dwelling there are so depressed that they have not been 
able to suffice to bear the tenths, tallages and other charges hitherto 
assessed upon the town. By C. 

Feb. 26. To John de Wyndesore, escheator in co. Leicester. Order to deliver to 

Reading Isabel late the wife of Henry de Ferrar[iis], tenant in chief, the knights' fees 
in that county of those which the king has assigned to her to hold in dower, 
with the assent of the council of Queen Philippa, to whom the king committed 
the custody of all the lands which belonged to Henry and were in his hand 
by reason of the minority of Henry's heir, to wit; a fee in Drayton in that 
county, wdiich Tliomas de Welesbergh and John de Heusee hold, extended at 
100s. yearly; a third part of a fee in Berleston in the same county, which 
William Framory and Robert Botiller lately held, extended at 33.s. 4(1. yearly ; 
a fourth part of a fee in Clenfeld in the same county, w^hich Robert Raven 
holds, extended at 25s. yearly ; a fee in Burton and Upton in the same 
county which Giles de INleignill holds, extended at lOO.s. yearly ; a moiety 
of a fee in ^Yaltham in the same county which the abbot of Croxton holds 
extended at 50s. yearly, a fee in Thorp Ernaid, Ailmersthorp, Thirneby, 
Pettlyng, Busseby, Belgrave, Croppeston, Barnesby, Babbegrave and 
Atterton, in the same county, which William la Zouche of Haryngworth 
holds, extended at 100s. yearly ; a fourth part of a fee in Wodehaui Ferrers, 
CO. Essex, which Robert de Burghcher holds, extended at 25.s. yearly, and 
2^ fees in Little Brampton, co. Northampton, which William Rosselyn 
holds, extended at 20 marks yearly. 

To John de Coggeshale, escheator in co. Essex. Like order to deliver to 
Isabel the said fourth part of a fee in Wodeham Ferrers. 

The like to Walter Paries, escheator in co. Northampton, to deliver to 
Isabel the said 2^ fees in Little BramptOn. 

To John de Wyndesore, escheator in co. Leicester. Order to deliver to 
Isabel late the wife of Henry de Ferrar[iis] , the advowson of the priory of 
Charleye in that county, extended at 10 marks yearly, which the king has 
assigned to her to hold in dower. 

Memorandum that Thomas de Brayton and Roger de Cloune, clerks, 
came into chancery at Westminster on 26 February and undertook at their 
peril for the said queen, that she will consider herself satisfied in all things 
with the assignment of dower made to Isabel in the form aforesaid. 



21 EDWAED III.— Part 1. 185 



Memhi-anc 28 — cn}it. 



1347. 

leb. 20. To the sheriflf of Derby. Order to dearrest without delay all the wool 

Rejifliug. bought for the king by Walter de Chiriton and Thomas de Swanlond, his 
merchants, of William de Deyton and Henry David, delivered to William 
de Bohun, earl of Northampton, in part satisfaction of the debts in which 
the king is bound to him for the wages of himself and his men, staying in 
the king's service in parts beyond the sea, and arrested by the sheriff, and 
to deliver it to the carl or to his attorney, permitting him to take it Avhere 
he will for the earl's use. J^y C. 

The like to John de Leomynstr[e], of Assheburn. 

March 1. To John de Wesenham, late the king's butler, oi' to him who supplies his 

Reading. place in the town of Southampton. Order to deliver to the abbot and 
convent of St. Edward, Lettele, a tun of wine of the present year of the 
king's right prise, in accordance with the grant to them by Henry III of a 
tun of such wine to be received yearly at Southampton between Christmas 
and the Purification, to celebrate masses in their church. 

Feb. 23. To the sheriff of Kent. Order to deliver to James Pyk of Hastynges 40s. 

Readiuj^. for the freight of a ship of his laden with 100 quarters of oats to be taken 
to the king at Caleys, and to John de Brustwyk, yeoman of the king's 
avenary, 13s. id. for his wages for going with the said oats to Caleys. 

By bill of the treasurer. 

Feb. 16. To the collectors in co. Cambridge of the aid granted for making the 

Reading. king's eldest son a knight. Order to supersede the demand for that aid 
made upon the prioress of Stratford by reason of her lands in Haselyngfeld, 
provided that answer be made for the lands which she holds there or 
elsewhere in the county by knight's service, as at her suit beseeching 
the king to order the distraint made upon her for that aid to be superseded, 
as she holds ail her lands in Haselyngfeld in that county in frank almoin, 
so that she and her predecessors have been quit of such aids, the king 
ordered the treasurer and barons of the exchequer to inspect their rolls and 
memoranda and to certify him upon the matter, and by their return it is 
found that the prioress was discharged of 20.v. exacted of her as an aid for 
marrying the eldest daughter of Edward I, for the said lands, by reason of 
charters of the king's predecessors and by process held thereupon in the 
exchequer. By C. 

Feb. 15. To the collectors in co. Nottingham of the aid granted for making the 

Beading. king's eldest son a knight. Order to supersede the demand for that aid 
made upon the abbot of Peterborough for any sums for his lands in 
Colyngham, co. Nottingham, provided that if the abbot and convent held 
any other lands there or elsewhere in the county by knight's service in the 
time of Edward I and did not pay the aid thereon they shall be compelled 
to do so, as the abbot has shown the king that although he holds all his 
lands in Tynewell, co. Piutland, and in Colyngham and in Stanewigg, 
CO. Bedford, by charters of preceding kings of England, and the present 
king's confirmation, in frank almoin, quit of all aids, yet the collectors 
distrain him for that aid, pretending that he holds his lands in 
Colyngham by knight's service, whereupon he has besought the king 
to provide a remedy ; and by the certificate of the treasurer and 
barons of the exchequer, sent into chancery, it is found that the said 
lands were given in frank almoin to God, St. Peter and the monastery of 
Peterborough, and it is not found in the exchequer rolls that the abbot and 
convent ever paid any such aid by reason of those lands, except certain 
sums exacted of them by reason of an aid for marrying the eldest daughter 



186 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



23^y Membrane 28 — cont. 

of Edward I, of which sums the abbot then sought to be discharged, and 
he was discharged by consideration upon process held thereupon in the 
exchequer. 

The hke to the following collectors of the said aid for the same abbot, to 
wit: 

The collectors in co. Rutland for the lands in Tynewell. 

The collectors in co. Redford for the lands in Stanewigg. 



MEMBRANE 27. 

March 1. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer and to the chamberlains. 

Reading. Order to account with John Darcy ' le piere,' whom the king lately sent 
from the city of London to the castles of Rokesburgh, Werk and 
liaumburgh, to bring to the Tower of London David de Bruys, Malcolm 
Flemyng and other prisoners of Scotland taken in war at Durham, for all 
the time spent in that service, allowing him 20s. for every day so spent, 
and to give him payment or assignment of what is found to be due to him 
beyond what he has received from the treasurer and chamberlains for that 
cause. 

Feb. 10. To John de Vaux, escheator in co. Nottingham. Order to pay to Robert 

Elthaiu. de INIaule what is in arrear to him of his wages for the custody of the king's 
manor and park of Clipston in Shirwode, from 16 May in the IBth year of 
the reign, and to pay him such wages henceforth as long as he is escheator, 
as on the said 16 "Slay the king granted that custody to Robert to hold for 
life in the same manner as Robert del Hill of Clipston, deceased, held it. 

Jan. 28. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order not to molest or 

Elthaiu. aggrieve Edward de Saltmerssh, as for his good service in parts beyond the 
sea, and because he has taken the order of knighthood, the king has 
pardoned his trespass in not taking the said order according to the procla- 
mations lately made thereupon. By p.s. 

Feb. 12. To John de Wesenham and his fellows, to whom the king granted all the 

Eltliaiu. money of the fruits and issues of the benefices of divers aliens, beneficed in 
the realm, to be received under a certain form. Order to pay to John de 
Thornhill, clerk, and to Edmund Disny their wages for forty-six days, to 
wit 2.V. a day to each, for two journeys made by them, as the king lately 
appointed John and Edmund, with Clement de Derneford, clerk, to take 
into his hand and keep safely until further order the prebend of Chermyn- 
stre and Bere in the church of St. Mary, Salisbury, which Master William 
de Vercato, an alien, possessed, and the church of Dounton which the 
cardinal de Columpna possesses, and to take information, by inquisition if 
necessary, as to the true value of the said fruits and issues and to do certain 
other things contained in the king's letters patent ; and on its being after- 
wards found by inquisition taken by John, Edmund and Clement that divers 
kinds of corn of the fruits of the said prebend and church for the past year 
and certain other goods and chattels found there had been taken into the 
king's hand by them, the king appointed them to sell the same at the 
highest possible price and to demise at ferm, for rendering a certain sum of 
money to the king, the lands, rents and possessions pertaining to the said 
prebend and church and to do certain other things contained in the king's 
letters patent. By C. 



•21 EDWAED III.— Part 1. 



187 



1347. 

Feb. 28. 
Keadinii. 



Feb. 20. 

Reading. 



March 8. 
Reading. 



IMarch 17. 

Beadiiif'. 



Meinhranc 27 — cont. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order not to intermeddle 
with any lands, goods and chattels which belonged to Adain do Peshale, but 
to permit the receivers and ministers of the king's chamber to dispose 
thereof as has been enjoined upon them, as the king has reserved them to 
his chamber on account of Adam's rebellion. Proviso that if any of the 
said goods and chattels have been eloigned, concealed or detained they 
shall distrain those who have eloigned etc. them, to satisfy the king for the 
same in his chamber. By C. and the testimony of Henry de Greystok. 

To the sheriff of Norfolk and Suffolk. Order to restore to the bishop of 
Norwich or to his attorney any of his goods and chattels or churches appro- 
priated to his bishopric, or lands of the endowment of such churches or 
any other things pertaining to the bishopric, except the temporalities there- 
of, for which the bishop has done fealty to the king, together with the 
issues of the said churches and endowments, as it was considered before 
the justices of the Bench that all the temporalities of the bishopric for 
which the bishop did fealty should be seised into the king's hand for a 
contempt made on the king, wherefore the king ordered the sheriff by writ 
(}(' Jndicio to order them to be so seised, so that he should answer for the 
issues thereof to the king ; and now the king is informed that the sheriff, 
exceeding that order, has caused all the bishop's goods and chattels and the 
said churches and endowments to be seised into the king's hand, contrary 
to the tenor of the said order. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to inspect the rolls 
of the collectors of customs in the port of Kyngeston upon Hull and if they 
find thereby, or by inquisition, that 10 sarplars of wool, containing 9 sacks 
6 stones of wool, which John le Goldbetere of York, merchant, took from 
that port contrary to the proclamation, are those for which he made fine 
with the king, and that he took no other wool contrary to the proclamation, 
then to sujDersede the demand made upon him for the said sarplars or for 
his said trespass and to release him from prison, notwithstanding that the 
king's letters do not specially mention that John took the wool to 
Middelburgh and Durdraght, and afterwards to Flanders, as on 19 October 
in the 12th year of the reign the king pardoned John the 200/. by which 
he made fine for taking certain wool to Flanders and selling it to the men 
of Flanders contrary to the proclamation, and now John has besought the 
king to order his release from the Flete prison where he is imprisoned for 
taking the 10 sarplars in the form aforesaid, and they are the same as the 
wool contained in the king's letters of pardon to him. By C. 

To Thomas Cixry, escheator in co. Somerset. Order to cause Edmund de 
Cheyne, son and heir of William de C'heyne, tenant in chief, to have seisin 
of all the lands whereof his father was seised at his death in his demesne 
as of fee, as he has proved his age before the escheator, and the king has 
taken his homage for all the lands which his father held in chief at his 
death, rendering those lands to him, and has given him respite for his 
homage until the king's return to England, By the keeper. 

The like to the following, ' mutatis mutandis,' to wit : 

John de Engayne of Teversham, escheator in co. Cambridge. 
John de Coggeshale, escheator in co. Hertford. 
The escheator in co. Devon. 
Mandate to William fitz Waryn, not to intermeddle further with the said 
lands which are in his custody by the king's commission. 



188 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE llOLLS. 



1347. 

Feb. 28. 

Readinj.;. 



Fel.. 22. 

Kc.uliiiii. 



Fob. 20. 

Readiiif,'. 



Feb. 11. 
Reading. 



Match 19. 
Beading. 

March 17. 

lleaduig. 



MEMBRANE 26. 

To John de Swynnerton, escheator in co. Salop. Order to assign dower 
to Isabt'l bite the wifu of Henry de Forariis, tenant in chief, of all the lands 
which belonged to her husband in the presence of the keepers thereof, if 
they choose to attend, upon her taking oath that she will not marry without 
the king's licence. 

To .John de Coggeshale, escheator in co. Essex. Order not to intermeddle 
further with the manor of Newenham, restoring the issues tliereof, as the 
king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that Robert de Lacy, 
knight, at his death, held no lands in his demesne as of fee or in service, 
in chief, in that county, but that he lield the said manor in the town of 
Asshyndon near Waleden Abbas of John de Lacy of co. Wilts by the service 
of a moiety of a knight's fee. 

To Thomas de Rokeby, escheator in co. York. Order to amove the king's 
hand from a messuage and 2 bovates of land of William son of Cecily de 
Waplyngton in Waplyngton and not to intermeddle further therewith, 
restoring the issues thereof, as the king ordered the escheator to certify 
liiui upon the taking of the premises, and the escheator returned that he 
liad not taken them into the king's hand, but that John de Faucomberge, 
late escheator in that county, at the time of his substitution in that 
office, deli\ered them to him by indenture, asserting that they were 
in the king's hand by reason of the trespass of Simon le Archer, who 
held them in chief as parcel of the king's serjeanty there, in aliena- 
ting them in fee to Thomas son of Albreda de Fangefosse and Beatrice 
his wife, in the time of Henry III without licence, whereof the king lately 
granted the custody to Robert de Brunneby, clerk, to hold for rendering a 
certain yearly ferin at the exchequer ; and afterwards, at William's suit 
beseeching the king to order his hand to be amoved from the premises, 
as his ancestors held the same of the master and brethren of the Temple in 
England as chief lords of that fee, from time out of mind, until the annul- 
ling of that order, by the service of rendering 5s-. 8(/. yearly, and from that 
time William held them of the prior and brethren of the Hospital of 
St. John of Jerusalem in England, to whom all the lands and fees of the 
Templars were delivered, by the same services, and not of the king in chief, 
the king ordered the escheator to take an inquisition upon the matter, by 
which it is found that the tenements are in the escheator's custody because 
the executors of Robert's will and others would not intermeddle therewith 
after Robert's death, and that the escheator charged himself therewith in 
his account, and William's ancestors held the premises of the Templars and 
afterwards of the Hospitallers as aforesaid, and not of the king in chief, as 
parcel of a serjeanty, until they were taken into the king's hand by 
reason of the said trespass. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause a new 
coket seal to be made for the port of Exeter and delivered to Thomas de 
Swanlund, Walter de Chi ri ton and their fellows, the king's merchants, to 
whom he has granted the customs and subsidies in all the ports of England 
under a certain form, for coketting wool, hides and wool-fells in that port, 
as the king has ordained that there shall be a passage of wool. etc. there as 
in certain other ports of England, and a coket seal deputed there. By C. 

To the sheriff of Somerset. Order to cause a coroner for that county to 
be elected in place of William de Pillande, who is insufficiently qualified. 

To John de Wesenham, the king's butler. Order to cause 50 tuns of 
wine to be bought and purveyed in suitable places, without delay, and taken 



21 EDWARD III.— Part 1. 



189 



1347. 



March 8. 
Reading. 



March 20. 
Keading 



:March 16. 
Readinsr. 



Membrane 26 — cnnt. 

to Caleys, to be delivered there by indenture to Peter de Bruge, receiver of 
the king's victuals, or to Adam Lenot, yeoman of the king's household. 

By bill of the treasurer. 

To the collectors in co. Cornwall of the aid for making the king's eldest 
son a knight. Order to supersede the demand for that aid make upon the 
king's said son of his own fees or those which are in his hand by reason of 
the lands of the heirs of those who held in chief of him who are minors in 
his wardship, provided that answer for the same is made of the fees of the 
tenants of the said son. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer and to the chamberlains. 
Order to account with Philip de Barton, chamberlain of the town of Berwick 
upon Tweed, for the wages of himself and the men at arms and archers 
with him in garrison in that town for the time that he had the custody 
thereof, and the treasurer and chamberlains shall pay him what they find 
to be due to him by such account. 

To the collectors of the customs of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port 
of London. Oi'der to pay Katherine daughter of William Duk de Bruxella 
and to Henry Estor her son, or to their attorney, 50^. for the Purification 
term last, in accordance with the king's grant to them for their homage of 
100^. to be received yearly of the customs in that port, for life. By C. 



March 12. 

Reading. 



Membrane 25. 

March 5. To the bailiffs of Weymuth. Order, upon sight of these presents, to 
Reading. cause all the jewels, armour and other goods and chattels of Godfrey de 
Harecourt, who joined the king's adversary of France against him, contrary 
to his homage, to be appraised by the oath of lawful men of that town, and 
that done to have them delivered to John le Nuiz, armourer of Edward, 
prince of Wales, by indenture, as he has besought the king to order those 
goods to be delivered to him in full satisfaction of divers sum of money in 
which Godfrey was bound to him at the time of his departure from England, 
and John has found security before the king in chancery to render account 
of the value of the said goods according to the appraisement, and to answer 
for the surplus of the price beyond the said debt. By p.s. 

[Fiedera.] 

To John de Alveton, escheator in co. 'Berks. Order to assign dower to 
Maud late the wife of Ralph de Uftbrd, tenant in chief, of all the lands 
which belonged to her husband, in the presence of Nicholas de Bocland and 
Henry de Greystok, the king's clerks, keepers of the lands reserved to the 
king's chamber, to which the king has reserved the lands which belonged 
to Ralph, if they choose to attend, upon her taking oath that she will not 
marry without the king's licence. 

Vacated because it teas surrendered in the wax and is otherwise belou-. 

To Thomas Gary, escheator in co. Dorset. The like order, 'iinttatis 
mutandis,' to assign dower to Maud. 
1 aca ted as aforesaid . 

March 15. To Reginald Forester, escheator in co. Sussex. Order to assign dower to 
Reading. Elizabeth late the wife of Alan la Zouche, tenant in chief, of all the lands 
which belonged to her husband, in the presence of John de Bello Campo, 
to whom the king granted the custody of all the said lands until Alan's 
heir should come of age, if he choose to attend, as the king has taken her 
oath that she will not marry without his licence. 

The like to John de Wyndesore, escheator in cos. Warwick and Leicester. 



190 



CALRXDAE OF CLOSE BOLLS. 



1347. 

March 10. 
Readiiif,'. 



Feb. 21. 
Reading. 



Feb. 14. 
Reading. 



:\Iarch 20, 
Reading. 



Membrane 25 — cont. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Ipswich. Order to deliver 
to .John lip of Ipswich one part of the coket seal deputed in that port, by 
indenture, and to cause all wool, fells and hides and other customable 
merchandise taken from that port to be weighed and laded in his presence, 
so that he may be able to write and enrol the number of sacks, fells and 
hides so taken, as pertains to his office, as at the re(iuest of Queen 
Philippa the king has granted to John the office of controller of the custom 
of wool, hides and wool-fells, both old and new, and the increment, and 
other customs of wine, cloth and other merchandise, v.-ith the custody of 
one part of the coket seal in that port, to hold during good conduct. 

By C. 

Mandate to -lohn to receive the said par*; of the coket seal and to 
diligently supervise the said weighing and lading as aforesaid. 

Mandate to the king's weigher {troiuttor) in that port to cause all wool 
taken out of that port to be weighed in .John's presence. 

To the treasiirer and chamberlains. Order to pay to Master .John de 
Oft'ord, dean of Lincoln, the chancellor, fill. 6s-. HiL, or to give him an 
assignment where he may be quickly satisfied, as the king lately ordered 
Reymund Seguyn, late his butler, to certify him how much of the 
chancellor's fee of wine was due to John, and Reymund returned that 
7 tuns of wine at 106.<t. 8*/. each were so in arrear, from 80 October in the 
19th year of the reign, when the chancellor began to hold his office, to the 
last day of January last past, inclusive, and the king wishes the chancellor 
to be satisfied for the said arrears. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Reginald son and heir of 
Henry de Grey has besought the king to provide a remedy, as his father 
was assessed at lOOZ. for his portion of the fine which the community of 
CO. Essex made before Thomas Wak of Lidell and his fellows, justices 
appointed to hear and determine divers trespasses and excesses committed 
by the king's ministers and others in that county, and although Reginald 
was discharged of the 100/. by process held before the king and at the 
exchequer and the lOOZ. were levied of the assessors of that fine, by virtue 
of an ordinance thereupon, yet the treasurer and barons exact 10/ for the 
Queen's gold of the 100/. of Reginald : the king therefore orders them to 
view the said process, and if they find that Reginald was discharged and 
the money levied, as aforesaid, then to supersede the demand for the 10/. 
made upon Reginald. By C. 

To John de Coggeshale, escheator in co. Essex. Order to assign dower 
to ]\Iargaret late the wife of John de Lovayne, tenant in chief, of all the 
lands which belonged to her husband, in the presence of Bartholomew de 
Burgherssh 'le fitz,' to whom the king committed the custody of the said 
lands to hold until John's heir should come of age, if he choose to attend, 
upon her taking oath that she will not marry without the king's licence. 



To William de Middelton, escheator in co. Suffolk, 
dower to the said IMargaret. 



Like order to assign 



^[FMnnANK 24. 

March 9. To Master William le. Ferrour, keeper of the king's great horses. Order 

Reading. to receive the king's palfrey called ' Grisel Pomele ' of Lincoln, and cause 

him to be maintained and kept until further order among the king's other 

horses in his custody. By C. 



21 EmVAED III. -Part 1. 



191 



1347. 
March 19. 

Reading. 



Feb. 12. 
Eltham. 



March 24. 
Readiu''. 



Feb. 25. 

filthaiu. 



Feb. 16. 

Reading. 



Membrane 24 — eont. 

To John fie Wodehous, receiver of the money of the tenth and fifteenth 
granted by the laity in the counties beyond Trent. Ordei' to pay 100/. of 
that money to William de Hugate, clerk of the avenary of the king's 
household, or to his attorney, upon the buying of certain horses for the 
king, according to the injunction laid upon him. By bill of the treasurer. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to account with 
John de Stryvelyn, whom the king lately appointed keeper of the town of 
Berwick upon Tweed until a certain time contained in an indenture made 
with him, and to allow to him his wages and all other things pertaining to 
that custody for the time contained in the indenture and for the time 
beyond when he stayed in that town upon the safe custody thereof by virtue 
of a writ of privy seal directed to him. By C. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Boston. Order not to permit 
any wool brought to that port to be taken to parts beyond the sea to be 
taken thence before it has been coketted and customed there, and if they find 
any wool laded in ships in that port not coketted or customed, to take it 
without delay as forfeit to the king and to keep it safely until further order. 

JBy the keeper and C. 
The like to the collectors of customs in the following ports, to wit : 

The collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool- fells in the port 
of London. 

The collectors in the port of Great Yarmouth. 

The collectors in the port of Lenne. 

The collectors in the port of Ipswich. 

The collectors in the port of Kyngeston upon Hull. 

The collectors in the port of New^castle upon Tyne. 

The collectors in the port of Southampton. 

The collectors in the port of Chichester. 

The collectors in the port of Sandwich. 

The collectors in the port of Bristol. 

The collectors in the port of Wynchelse. 

The collectors in the port of Exeter. 

To John de Wesenham, the king's butler, or to him who supplies his 
place in the port of London. Order to deliver to William de Stokton, 
vicar of the church of St. Paul, London, a tun of wine of reek for the 
present term and what is in arrear to him of 2 cuns of wine yearly, in 
accordance with the king's grant to him on 6 March in the 14th year of 
the reign of 2 tuns of wine to be received yearly for life, one of the 
vintage between Michaelmas and Christmas and the other of the wines of 
' reek ' between Christmas and Easter, in that port. 

To J. bishop of Exeter. William de Skeryngton, vicar of the church of 
St. Thomas the Martyr without Exeter, has shown the king that whereas 
his vicarage is so weak and slender that it does not suffice for his 
maintenance and for the other charges incumbent thereon and that 
the fruits and issues of that church, which the prior of Cowyk, 
an alien, parson of the church, and patron of the vicarage, receives 
from the church, are extended at too great a quantity, having respect 
to the value of the church and although William frequently requested 
the bishop to cause a reasonable part of the said fruits and issues to be 
assigned to him as his endowment pertaining to his office, according 
to the praiseworthy custom of the Anglican church, yet the bishop has 
hitherto delayed to do anything because the said priory is in the king's 
band for certain causes. The king therefore notifies the bishop that he 



192 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1347. 



March. 23. 
Reading. 



March 31. 
KeadiiiK. 



Membrane 24 — rojit. 

shall assi}:;n to William a reasonable portion of the fruits and issues of the 
said church, having consideration of the value of the church and the 
charges incumbent thereon, and further to do what pertains to his spiritual 
office in this matter at William's" suit, notwithstanding that the priory 
remains in the king's hand. 

To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool fells in the port 
of London. Order to pay to Queen Isabel or to her attorney 250/. for 
Easter term, in accordance with the king's grant to her of 1,500/. to be 
received yearly for life in equal portions of the customs in that port and 
the ports of Kyngeston upon Hull and Boston. 

The like to the collectors in the said ports of Boston and Kyngeston. 

To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port 
of London. Order to pay to William de Bohun, earl of Nortlwmpton, or 
to his attorney 200Z. for Easter term, in accordance with the king's grant 
to him of -100/. to be received yearly of that custom until certain lands 
which others hold lor life with reversion to him, come into his hands. 
The like to the following, ' nnttatis niKtaiulis,' to wit : 

The collectors of customs in the port of Kyngeston upon Hull for 75/. 
of 150/. 
Vacated because it iras siinenilcird in the ira.c, and is oUieniise behnr. 
The collectors of customs in the port of Boston for 75/. of 150/. 
The sherifl's of London for 100/. of 200/. 
The sheriff of Essex for 50/. of 100/. 

To the sheriff of Northampton. Order to pay to the said earl or to his 
attorney 10/. for Easter term, in accordance with the king's grant to him 
of 20/. to be received yearly of the ferm or issues of that county. 



March 20. 

Readiii". 



March 16. 

Eeadinpr 



March 8. 
Reading, 



MEMBRANE 28. 

To John de Wesenham, the king's butler. Order to pay to Master John 
de Oli'ord, the chancellor, what is in arrear to him of the fee of wine which 
he ought to receive by reason of his office, from the time of the butler's 
appointment, and to pay him that fee henceforth, so long as he is 
chancellor. 

To the mayor and bailiffs of Waterford in Ireland. Order to pay to 
James le Botiller son and heir of James le Botiller of Ireland, earl of 
Ormound in Ireland, or to his attorney, what pertains to him of 10/. yearly 
of the ferm of that city beyond the portion of Eleanor late the earl's wife, 
previously assigned to her in dower, in accordance with the king's grant to 
the said earl and his heirs of 10/. yearly rent to be received of the said 
ferm, and now the king has taken the fealty of James the son, tenant in 
chief, for all the lands which his father held in chief at his death, and has 
ordered them to be delivered to him, notwithstanding that he is under age. 

jMandate to the treasurer and barons of the exchequer, Dublin, to view 
the said order and the letters of acquittance in the matter and to cause 
the said mayor and bailitts to have allowance for the sums which they 
shall be found to have paid to the said earl or his attorney by virtue of 
that order. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Southampton. Order to pay 
to Richard Paneter what is in arrear to him of his wages from 10 January 
in the 14th year of the reign, and to pay him such wages henceforth, as on 



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1347. 



Feb. 28. 
Reading. 



March 5. 

Westminster. 



March 26. 
Reading. 



Feb. 26. 
Reading. 



Membrmie 23 — co7it. 

the said day the king committed to Richard the office of controller of the 
custom of wine, wool, hides and wool-fells and of the custom of 3(/. a pound 
and other small customs and prests in that port to hold during good 
conduct, receiving the customary wages in that office. 

To Roger de Mortuo Mari, son and heir of Edmund de Mortuo Mari, or 
to his attorney. Order to permit Joan de Carrue to have the lands which 
are of Roger's inheritance, to hold until he comes of age, notwithstanding 
the rendering of those lands to him, as although the king took his homage 
and rendered to him all the lands which his father held in chief, it was not 
his intention that Joan should be amoved from the custody of the lands 
which belonged to Edmund, which he committed to her to hold until Roger 
should come of age, before that time. By p.s. [18138.] 

To the collectors in co. Dorset of the aid of 40s. on all knights' fees for 
making the king's eldest son a knight. Order to receive from the abbot of 
Cerne what pertains to him of that aid for his lands according to the rate of 
two fees, and not to distrain him to pay more, as the abbot has shown the 
king that although he holds all his lands in Cerne and elsewhere in that 
county by the service of two knights' fees only, to scutage, and one 
knight in expedition, of the king, and has offered several times to 
pay the collectors the rate for two fees, yet they have exacted 161. 
of him for that aid, pretending that he holds those lands in chief 
by the service of eight fees, whereupon he has besought the .king 
to provide a remedy, and by a certificate of the treasurer and barons 
of the exchequer, sent into chancery, it is found that Henry III by a 
fine which the abbot and convent of that place made with him, remitted to 
them the service of eight fees which was exacted from them in his time for 
their lands in that county, making a service thereof of two knights for 
scutage and of one knight in expedition, as aforesaid, and that in the 31st 
and 38th years of that king's reign for marrying his eldest daughter and 
son respectively, and in the aid of Edward I for marrying his eldest son 
the abbots were charged with two fees only and so were quit. Proviso 
that if the abbot and convent acquired any other lands after that remission 
which are held of the king or others by knight's service and w'hich should 
have been charged for the aid of Edward I and were not, the abbot shall 
pay the aid for the same and for any other lands which he holds by knight's 
service. 

To William Paries, escheator in co. Northampton. Order to assign 
dower to Margaret late the wife of John de Abberbury, tenant in chief, of 
all the lands which belonged to her husband, upon her taking oath that 
she will not marry without the king's licence. 

To John de Wesenham and his fellows, merchants to whom the king 
granted all the customs and subsidies in the ports of England for a certain 
time now past. Order to pay to William de Melchebourn, the king's 
merchant, 201. for Easter and Michaelmas terms last, in accordance with 
the king's grant to him for his services in redeeming the king's great 
crown, which he brought to England and for other things, of 20Z. to be 
received yearly for life of the issues of the great and petty customs in the 
port of Boston. 



MEMBRANE 22. 

Feb. 16. To Walter de Burmyngham, justiciary of Ireland, or to him who supplies 

Reading. his place there. Order to cause James le Botiller son and heir of James le 

Botiller earl of Ormound, tenant in chief, to have seisin of all the lands of 



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104 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 

1347. 



Memhrayic 22 — cant. 



which his father was seised in Ireland in his demesne as of fee, as although 
he is under age, yet because the king wishes him to come to his service in 
parts beyond the sea, he has taken his fealty for all the lands which his 
father held in chief at his death both in England and in Ireland, and has 
rendered them to him, and has given him respite for his homage until he 
arrives in the said parts. By p.s. [18107.] 

To the chancellor of Ireland for the present or the future or to him who 
supplies his place there. Order to direct the escheator and the king's other 
ministers in Ireland and any other persons there to deliver those lands to 
James son of James in the form aforesaid. By the same writ. 

Mandate to John Darcy ' le cosyn ' not to intermeddle further with the 
lands which belonged to the said earl in Ireland, and which are in John's 
custody by the king's commission. By the same writ. 

April 3. To William de Clopton and John Herlyng, collectors of the petty custom 

Reading. in the port of London. Order to pay to Queen Philippa or to her attorney 
297/. 2s. l\d. for Easter term last, in accordance with the king's grant to 
her, in consideration of her charges for the maintenance of the king's 
children of 891 marks 5s. 9fJ. to be received yearly of the issues of the 
said custom in that port, until the king has ordained otherwise for the 
maintenance of his said children. [Firdera.'] 

Feb. 20. To William de Kelleseye, the king's clerk. Order to pay to Master 

Ell ham. Bernard de Parma, proctor of Hugolinus de Adigheriis of Parma, prebend- 
ary of Bannebury in the church of St. Mary, Lincoln, an alien, his ex- 
penses of 6(/. a day from the eve of St. Andrew last, for so long as he was 
in prison and the issues of the prebend were in the king's hand and in 
William's custody, and 2 marks in aid of his other necessaries, of the said 
issues, as Master Bernard has besought the king to order a competent sum 
of money of those issues to be given to him, as the prebend with its issues 
ought to pertain to the king with the other benefices of non-resident aliens 
in England, in accordance with the ordinance of the council, and at the 
suit of certain rivals showing that Bernard was bound to them in divers 
sums of money and for certain other frivolous causes, he was taken and im- 
prisoned on the said eve to the intent that he should renounce all right 
and action for his said lord in that prebend, and he is still miserably 
detained in prison and has not wherewith to live. By C. 

April 1. To Master John Cook, keeper of the great wardrobe. Order to deliver to 

Eeading. William de Thorp, William Basset, Roger de Baukwell, justices of the 
Bench, John de Stonore, Richard de Wilughby, Roger Hillary, William de 
Shareshull, Richard de Kelleshull and John de Stouford, justices of the 
Common Bench, Robert de Sadyngton, William de Brockelesby, Gervasede 
Wilford, Alan de Assh and John de Houton, barons of the exchequer, half 
a short cloth, 1^ pieces of sindon for the present summer season, and 
another half cloth v/ith a hood and three furs of white buget 
for the winter season, and another short cloth with a hood of thirty-two 
miniver furs {ventribiis de meniccr) a fur of seven rows of miniver and two 
furs of ' bissh ' for Christmas term, for each of them, and to deliver to 
them such robes yearly so long as they remain in their offices. 



MEMBRANE 21. 

April 8. To the sheriff of Middlesex. Order to cause a coroner for that county to 

Beadjog, be elected in place of Thonias de Norton, who is insufficiently qualified, 



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195 



1347. 

April 8. 
Beading. 



March 1. 
Eeadiii''. 



April 4. 
Keading. 



March 28. 
■ Reading. 



^lemhranc 21 — cont. 

To the sheriff of Cambridge, Order to pay to William, marquis of 
Juliers and earl of Cambridge, or to Tilemannus de Werda and William 
Muschet, his attorneys, 10^. for Easter term last, in accordance with the 
king's grant to him on 7 May in the 14th year of the reign of 20Z. to be 
received yearly of the issues of that county. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to call before them 
the attorney of Queen Isabel, and if they find that she received all the 
rents, profits and other things pertaining to the town of Southampton with- 
out any payment of rent, and that a yearly rent of 9Z. 5s. used to be paid of 
that town to the abbot and convent of St. Mary de Cormell[iis] in Normandy 
or to their proctors, and that the said rent is parcel of the ferm of the priory 
of Newent, then to cause 27/. 15s. to be allowed to the prior in his ferm 
for the arrears of that rent, though it is not the king's intention that the 
prior's yearly ferm be diminished without his special order, as the said prior, 
an alien and general proctor of the abbot of the said abbey, of which the 
priory is a cell, and to whom the king has committed the custody of all 
the lands pertaining to the priory in England, lately taken into his 
hand with the lands of the alien religious, for rendering a certain 
ferm yearly, has besought the king to cause the said arrears to be allowed 
to him as aforesaid, as the said abbot and his convent ought to receive the 
said rent by the grant of King Henry, confirmed by the late king, and the 
rent was paid while the town was in the hands of the men of the town at 
fee ferm, before it was burnt, and allowance therefor made to the men in 
that ferm, as may fully appear by memoranda of the exchequer, of which 
rent, which is parcel of the ferm paid by the prior, he has not been able to 
obtain any payment for the past three years, because during that time the 
said town has been in the hands of Queen Isabel, to the value of lOOZ., by 
the king's grant. By K. 

To John de Coggeshale, escheator in co. Hertford. Order to amove the 
king's hand without delay from a rood of meadow with the adjacent bank 
of the abbot of Westminster in Asshewell, and not to intermeddle further 
therewith, restoring the issues thereof to the abbot, as the king ordered the 
escheator to certify why he had taken the premises into the king's hand, 
and the escheator returned that he had done so because he found by inquisi- 
tion of office that the abbot acquired them of William de Staunton, for 
himself and his house, without the king's licence, and the abbot has 
besought the king to order his hand to be amoved, as the premises were 
conferred on his church at its foundation, long before the publication of 
the statute of mortmain ; the king therefore ordered the escheator to take 
an inquisition upon the matter, by which it is found that the abbot did not 
acquire the premises of William but that they were his as the right of his 
church in its foundation as of his manor of Asshewell. 

To the collectors and receivers of the subsidy of 2s. a sack and Qd. a 
pound in the ports of Wynchelse and la Rye. Order to supersede the de- 
mand for the subsidy of wool and fells laded in two ships whereof Thomas 
Burdoun of Seford and John Cok of Yarmouth are masters, and to permit 
those ships with the wool and fells to cross to Flanders without hindrance, 
as the king has learned that those ships were laded with wool and fells, 
coketted and customed in the ports of Wynchelse and Seford long before 
the ordinance to receive that subsidy, and afterwards, in sailing to Flanders, 
they were brought back to the port of Wynchelse through fear of the 
king's enemies, then at sea with ships of war, and for the safety of the 
wool and fells, and the collectors and receivers, not considering this, have 
caused the subsidy to be exacted for the same. 



1!)() CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



Membrane 21 — cont. 



1347. 

April 21. To the sheriff of Bedford. Order to cause all the defects of Bedeford 

Keading. ^^^^^\ (;q \^^^ repaired by the view and testimony of the coroners of that county, 

as the king is informed that the gaol is very ruinous for lack of repair, so 

that great danger may arise unless a remedy is quickly supplied. By C. 

April 20. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer, Dublin, and to the 
Reading. chamberlains there. Order to pay to John de Hampslap, chief engrosser 
of the exchequer, 11. yearly for the maintenance of himself and of one clerk, 
if they find, on inspection of the rolls and memoranda of the exchequer 
that other chief engrossers have received that sum for the same beyond the 
fee of 5(/. a day when the exchequer is open, as John has besought the king 
to cause those 11. yearly to be paid to him while he remains in the office. 

April 17. To the sherift" of Lincoln. Order to cause a coroner for that county to 

r.cading. \,^^ elected in place of Robert Foliot of Frisby, who is so sick that he cannot 
exercise the duties of his office. 

April 22. To the sheriff of York. Order to pay Roger de Normanvill, the king's 

Reading. yeonum, keeper of the king's horses and stud beyond Trent, for the hay, 
oats, bread, litter, shoes and other things necessary for the maintenance of 
twenty two stallions and for the wages of the grooms keeping them, as the 
king ordered Roger to receive those stallions deputed for the king's mares 
in that county, from William le Ferrour, the king's yeoman, keeper of his 
great horses this side Trent, by indenture, and to keep them safely until 
further order. By bill of the treasurer. 

To Master William le Ferrour, keeper of the king's great horses this side 
Trent. Order to deliver the said stallions to Roger, by indenture. 

By bill of the treasurer. 

April 18. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to inspect the rolls 
Reading. and memoranda of the exchequer, and if they find that R. bishop of Coventry 
and Lichfield held all the temporalities of his bishopric by the service of 
two knights' fees, then to receive what touches him for those two fees for 
the aid for making the king's eldest son a knight, and to supersede the 
demand made upon him by the collectors of thai aid in divers counties, as 
the bishop has besought the king to order this to be done, as he holds all 
his temporalities by the said service, and he is distrained to pay the said 
aid in divers counties. By C. 

April 21. To the sherift" of Northampton. Order to cause the defects of the walls 
Heading. about Northampton castle to be repaired by the view and testimony of 
Simon Simeon, and to compel all those who are found by inquisition or 
otherwise to be liable to contribute their portions to that repair. 

By bill of the treasurer. 

April 10. To the mayor and bailiffs of Wynchelse. Order to deliver all the tackle 

Reading. and apparatus of the king's ship called ' la George,' in their custody, to 

Nicholas Pyk by indenture, to do therewith as has been enjoined upon him. 

. ByC. 
April 3. To Richard de Thoresby, keeper of the hanaper. Order to deliver to 

Eltham. John de Wesenham, Walter de Chiriton and their fellows, merchants, .all 
the letters patent and writs touching the collection and receipt of the 
20,000 sacks of wool granted on loan to the king by the community of 
England, for his war, from time to time when they are sealed, without 
taking or asking any fee therefor, as the indenture made between the king 
and tiaose merchants for the sale of that wool and other matters contains 
that the chancellor and treasurer shall cause as many writs and letters to 
ba made as they need for collecting and receiving the wool, without taking 
anything for the fee of the seal thereof. 



21 EDWARD III.— Part 1. 



l'J7 



1347. 

April 2. 
Beading. 



March 28. 

Beading. 



April 5. 
Reading. 



April 6. 
Beading. 



April 8. 
Reading. 



March 24. 
Reading. 



MEMBRANE 20. 

To John de Wesenham, the king's butler. Order to deliver to Isabel de 
Lanoastre, nun of Ambresbury, or to her attorney, 8 tuns of wine in arrcar 
to her, and 3 tans of wine for the present year, as on IG August in the IGth 
year of the reign the king granted to her, in aid of her maintenance, 3 
tuns of wine, to be received yearly for life by the hands of the king's 
butler, of the prise of wines in the port of Southampton and in the port of 
Bristol, and the king ordered Reymund Seguyn to certify how much wine 
was in arrear to Isabel for the time when he was butler, and he returned 
that 8 tuns are in arrear to her. 

To John de Coggeshale, escheator in co. Middlesex. Order not to 
intermeddle further with a messuage in the town of Westminster, restoring 
the issues thereof to Margaret late the wife of William de Clopton, as by 
a fine which William made with him the kin? grave licence to John 
Whithorn of Dounton, chaplain, to grant that messuage, which is held in 
chief, to the said William and Margaret and the heirs of their bodies, and 
the escheator has taken the messuage into the king's hand by reason of 
William's death. 

To the sheriff of Nottingham and Derby. Order to pay to Nicholas de 
la Despense the king's yeoman, or to his attorney, lOZ. for Easter term 
last, as the king granted to him 20^ to be received yearly of the issues of 
that bailiwick in recompence for 20/. of land yearly of the lands which 
belonged to William de Bredon in co. Derby, granted to him by the late 
king to hold at will, and which were restored to William with the assent 
of the present king's parliament, and on 3 May in the 13th year of the reign 
the present king granted that Nicholas should receive the said 201. yearly 
for life of the issues of those counties, in recompence for his services to the 
king and Queen Philippa. 

To the sheriff of Surrey and Sussex for the present or the future. Order 
to pay to Reginald de Cobham, 140^ yearly, as to maintain him in his 
estate as a banneret the king granted to him a provision of 400 marks of 
land and rent yearly, to hold for life, and afterwards the king granted him 
the manor of Cippenham, co. Buckingham, to the value of 64/. yearly, and 
the yearly ferm of 551. due from the town of Great Yarmouth, to hold for 
life, in part satisfaction of the said 400 marks, and on 4 September in the 
12th year of the reign the king granted to him 140/. to be received yearly 
of the issues of those counties, in part satisfaction of the 400 marks. 

Et erat patens. By p.s. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Boston. Order to pay to 
William, marquis of* Juliers, or to John de Wesenham, his attorney, 300/. 
for Easter term last, after having first paid to Queen Isabel the fee due to her 
of those customs, as the king granted to the marquis 1,000/. yearly, 600/. to 
be received of the customs in that port and 400/. at the exchequer. 

To the taxers and collectors in the city of London of the fifteenth lately 
granted. Order to supersede the demand made upon Walter de Chiriton, 
Thomas de Swanlond and Walter Prest, the king's merchants, for any 
taxes, tallages or other aids granted to the king before 28 June last, as by 
agreements made with them the king demised to them at ferm all the customs 
and subsidies m the ports of England, to hold from Michaelmas last for two 
years, and on the said 28 June the king granted that the said merchants 
should be quit of all taxes, etc. from the said day and thenceforth during 
the term of two years. By p.s. 



I9d 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1347. 
April 16. 

Reading. 

April 22. 

Ee:iding. 



April 24. 
Reading. 



Membrane 20 — cont. 

To the shcriflf of Kent. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be 
elected in place of John de Erde, who is so sick and broken by age that he 
cannot travail to exercise the duties of his office. 

To Thomas Pichard, escheator in co. Hereford. Order not to intermeddle 
further with the manor of Maurdyn, restoring the issues thereof to Margery, 
late the wife of Maurice sou of Maurice de Berkele, knight, as the king 
has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that Maurice at his death 
held the said manor jointly with her, with remainder to his heirs, of the 
king's gift, and tliat the manor is held in chief by knight's service, and the 
king has taken her fealty. 

To .John de Alveton, escheator in co. Oxford. Order not to intermeddle 
further with the manors of Fulbrok and Westhalle, co. Oxford, restoring 
the issues thereof to Margery late the wife of Maurice son of Maurice de 
Berkele, knight, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the 
escheator that Maurice at his death held the said manors jointly with 
her, with remainder to his heirs, with the knights' fees, advowsons and other 
appurtenances, of the king's grant, and that the manors are held of the 
prince of Wales as of the honour of St. Valery (Sancti Walerici) by the 
service of IJ knights' fees. 

To Simon Basset, escheator in co. Gloucester. Like order not to inter- 
meddle further with the manors of Kyngesweston and Ailberton, as the 
king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that Maurice, at his 
death, held them jointly with her, with remainder to his heirs, by a fine 
levied in the king's court by his licence, and that the manors are held in 
chief by knight's service, and the king has taken her fealty. 

To the sheriff of Bedford and Buckingham. Order to pay for the hay, 
oats, litter and other things necessary for the maintenance of the king's 
horses and stud, in the custody of William de Fremelesworth, the king's 
yeoman, staying in that bailiwick, and for the wages of William and the 
grooms keeping those horses, both for the time that they have already been 
there and for such time as they s^iall remain. By bill of the treasurer. 

To the sheriff of Oxford and Berks. The like order to pay for the hay 
etc. and for the wages of the grooms. By the same bill. 

To the sheriff of Cambridge and Huntingdon. The like order. 

By the same bill. 



April 4, 
Reading 



Membrane 19. 

To the prior of Lynton and Iselham, William Talemache and Robert de 
Ketelston, chaplain, late fermors of the said priories. Order to deliver to 
William Daubeney, or to his attorney, the said priories and the lands 
pertaining thereto, together with the issues thereof, knowing that if they 
do not, the king will order the sheriff of Cambridge to take the priory into 
the king's hand and deliver it to William, as on 30 December last the king 
granted to William for the lands which he lost in Britanny in his service the 
custody of the said priories in co. Cambridge which pertain to the abbey of 
St. Jacut {de Sanctu Jaffeto) in Britanny, and are in the king's hand by 
reason of the war with those of France, to hold so long as the priory shall 
remain in the king's hand, without rendering anything therefor, so that he 
shall find suitable maintenance for the priors and monks, and maintain the 
other charges of the priories so long as they remain in his custody. 

By p.s. [18208.] 

Mandate to the sheriff of Cambridge to take the priories into the king's 
hand and to deliver them to William or to his attorney in the form aforesaid. 

By the same writ. 



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199 



1347. 
Feb. 10. 

Windsor. 



April 7. 
Beading. 

April 12. 
Readin". 



April 9. 
Reading. 



March 30. 
Reading. 



April 16. 
Reading. 



Membrane 19 — cont. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer and to the chamberlains. 
Order to cause John Smale to have payment or assignment for the sums 
in which they find the king to be bound to him after inspecting the rolls 
and memoranda of the exchequer, as John has besought the king to order 
such payment to be made, as the king is bound to him in 11. Ids. 5il. for 
the time when he and Adam de Wileby, late escheator in cos. Gloucester, 
Hereford, Worcester, Stafford and the march of Wales had the custody of 
the temporalities of the bishopric of Worcester, then void and in the king's 
hand, by account rendered thereupon at the exchequer, and in 4-l.s. 6'/. of 
the surplus of a certain ferm of the lands, rents and possessions of the abbot 
of Beaubek, an alien, in Aston upon Carent and Aston, co. Gloucester, 
committed to him and to William de Kildesby, by the king. By C. 

To the sheriff of Nottingham. Order to cause a coroner for that 
county to be elected in place of John Power, who is insufficiently qualified. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer and to the chamberlains. 
Order to account with Master Richard de Saham, the king's clerk, whom 
the king lately sent as an envoy to the king of Castile, ordering 100 marks 
to be delivered to him upon the expenses of himself and a public notary 
going in his company, for the said 100 marks, allowing him lOs. a day for 
his said expenses and 201. for his equipment to the said parts, and 10 marks 
for his sea passage either way, and to pay him what they find to be due to 
him beyond the said 100 marks. 

To John de Wesenham, the king's butler, or to him who supplies his 
place in the town of Southampton. Order to deliver to the abbot and 
convent of King's Beaulieu a tun of wine of the right prise of the present 
year, in accordance with the grant of Henry III to them of a tun of such 
wine to be received yearly at Southampton between Christmas and the 
Purification, for celebrating masses in their church. 

To Thomas de Aspale, sheriff of Southampton and escheator in that 
county. Order to cause Roger de Mortuo Mari, a minor in the king's 
wardship, to have seisin of all the lands which were in the king's hand by 
reason of his minority, together with the issues thereof, as on 6 September 
last the king took his homage and rendered those lands to him, to wit both 
those for whose issues or ferm answer is made at the exchequer, and those 
for whose issues or ferm ansAver is made at the king's chamber, as is found 
by inspection of the chancery rolls. 
The like to the following, to wit : 

Thomas Pichard, escheator in co. Hereford. 

Leo de Perton, escheator in co. Worcester. 

To the collectors in co. Southampton of the aid of 40s. for making the 
king's eldest son a knight. Order to supersede the demand made upon the 
abbot of the place of St. Edward, Lettele, for 20s. for his lands in Welewe 
in that county, provided that the abbot and convent shall pay the aid 
of all other lands which they hold by knight's service, as the abbot has 
shown the king that although he holds the said lands in Welewe by charter 
of Henry III, confirmed by Edward I, quit of all aids to the king, yet the 
said collectors exact 20s. of him for that aid, pretending that he holds the 
land by the service of a moiety of a knight's fee, whereupon he has 
besought the king to provide a remedy ; and by the certificate of the 
treasurer and barons of the exchequer, sent into chancery, it is found that 
the said lands were granted by Henry III to the church of St. Mary of the 
said place of St. Edward, Lettele, founded by him, quit of all aids, and it 



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1347. 



April 10. 
Reading, 



Membrane 19 — cont. 

was not found in the exchequer rolls that the abbot and convent wore ever 
charged with an aid by reason of those lands, but that 20.s. were granted 
as an aid to Edward I in the 18th year of his reign, to marry his eldest 
daughter, for the said lands, of which the abbot was discharged by 
consideration made in the exchequer upon process held thereupon. 

The like to the collectors as above for the same abbot, in co. Surrey, for 
U.S. exacted of him for such an aid for his lands in GomeshuU and Shire 
in that county. 

To John de Coggeshale, escheator in co. Essex. Order not to intermeddle 
further with the lands which John de Wauton, knight, held jointly with 
Elizabeth his wife, restoring the issues thereof to her, as the king has 
learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that John at his death held 
no lands in his demesne as of fee or in service in chief in that county, 
but that he held jointly with Elizabeth a tenement there called 
' Cymays ' in Wymbissh, of the gift of John Beauchamp of Rokelyng, 
Peter de Caumpes, and Thomas atte Hel of Sturraere, and a messuage, 
100 acres of land, 6 acres of meadow, 10 acres of pasture, 3 acres 
of wood and a mill in Stepelbumpstede of the grant of Thomas atte Hel 
and Peter de Cavimpes, chaplains, and a messuage, 102 acres of land, 5 acres 
of meadow and 7 acres of pasture in Bridbrok of the grant of the same 
Thomas and Peter by a fine levied in the king's court, and that all the 
said tenements are held of others than the king. 

To the citizens of Chichester. Order to pay to Maud de Pirie, sometime 
nurse of .John de Eltham, the king's brother, and of Joan his sister, or 
to her attorney, what is in arrear to her of 30Z. yearly of the ferm of that 
city, for Easter term last, in accordance wdth the king's grant to her of 'dOl. 
to be received yearly for life of the ferm of that city {as at page 26 ahocel. 



Membrane 18. 

April 10. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to supersede the 
Eeading. demand made upon the abbot of Evesham for the triennial tenth touching 
that abbey by reason of the temporalities annexed to the spiritualities 
thereof, in the custody of the prior and convent during a voidance of the 
abbey, provided that answer is made for the tenths touching the abbey both 
before and after the the voidance, and for the tenths of churches appro- 
priated to the abbey, whether during a voidance or at another time, as the 
late king granted that the prior and convent should have the custody of that 
abbey and of its temporalities in every voidance, for rendering certain sums 
of money, saving to the king the knights' fees and advowsons pertaining to 
the abbey, and now the king has learned from the abbot that although the 
prior and convent had the custody of the abbey when void by the death of 
William the late abbot, and satisfied the king for the sum due therefor, yet 
the treasurer and barons distrain the abbot to pay that tenth by reason of 
his said temporalities for the time when they were in the custody of the 
prior and convent, whereupon he has besought the king to provide a 
remedy, and it is not just that the abbot should be charged with that tenth 
for the said temporalities for which the prior and convent paid a certain 
sum for the voidance. 

April 15. To William de Thorp and his fellows, justices appointed to hold pleas 

Reading. before the king. Order to supersede the plea pending before them between 

the king and the provost of the Hall of St. Mary, Oxford, that the provost 



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201 



1347. 



April 8. 
Keading. 



April 20. 
Eeading. 



March 28. 
Reading. 



April 22. 
Eeading. 



Membrane 18 — cont, 

shall permit the king to present a fit person to the church of Colby near 
Navenby, notwithstanding the variations in the king's letters upon the 
matter and the process begun before them by writ of qua re imped it, as the 
king, believing Colby church to be void and pertaining to his gift, presented 
thereto Eichard de Thoresby, his clerk, and because the king granted the 
advowson of that church to the said provost and the scholars of that 
hall, to appropriate it to their own uses, in aid of their maintenance, by 
virtue whereof they appropriated the church after the death of the last 
parson, and hold it at present, as may fully appear by the king's letters, 
by apostolic bulls and by other reasonable evidence which they have 
thereupon, and the king has confirmed their estate therein, the king has 
revoked the presentation made to Richard and wishes the provost and 
scholars to hold the church in future. By p.s. 

To the sheriff of York. Order to pay to Margery, late the wife of 
Duncan de Frendraght 24 marks 6s. 8(/. for Easter term last, in accordance 
with the king's grant to her of 49 marks to be received yearly of the issues 
of that county, in recompence for the manor of Briggestok, co. Northamp- 
ton, which she held at will and which the king assigned to Queen Isabel to 
hold for life. 

To the sheriff of Devon. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be 
elected in place of Robert de Exton, who is insufficiently qualified. 

The like to the sheriff of Berks to choose a coroner in place of Thomas le 
Mounfort. 

To Simon Basset, escheator in co. Gloucester. Order to cause Thomas 
son and heir of Maurice de Berkele, tenant in chief, to have seisin of all 
the lands of which his father was seised at his death in his demesne as of 
fee, saving to Margery late the Avife of Maurice her dower of the said lands, 
as although Thomas, son of the said Maurice, who died at the siege of 
Caleys, is under age, yet the king, on account of Maurice's good service, 
has given Thomas respite for his homage and fealty for the lands which 
his father held in chief, until the king's return to England, and has rendered 
those lands to him. By p.s. [18195.] 

The like to the following, to wit : 

John de Alveton, escheator in cos. Oxford and Berks. 

John de Roches, escheator in co. Wilts. 

Thomas de Cary, escheator in cos. Somerset and Dorset. 

Thomas Richard, escheator in co. Hereford. 

Thomas de Aspale, escheator in co. Southampton. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to inspect the 
rolls of the accounts of the keepers of the wardrobe of the late king and 
Edward I, and other rolls and memoranda of the exchequer, and if they 
find that the temporalities of the bishopric of Coventry and Lichfield are 
held by the service of two knights' fees and that the bishops made fine for 
two fees and paid aids for two fees to the said kings, and that the rolls of 
the accounts of Master William de Luda, sometime keeper of the wardrobe, 
do not contain by how many fees the bishop made fine with Edward I, 
and the aid was exacted of the bishop for three fees because it was inserted 
in the exchequer rolls that the bishop made the fine of lOOl. for three fees, 
without other warrant, then to receive from him what pertains to him for 
two fees for the said aid and to supersede the demand made upon him for 
three fees, as Roger, the bishop there, has shown the king that although he 
holds all his temporalities by the service of two fees, and his predecessors 



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1347. 



April 12. 
IJcadint'. 



April 20. 
Reading. 



April 21. 
Keading. 



Membrane 18 — cont. 

paid for two foes in all armies in the time of Henry III, Edward I and 
Edward II and in the king's time and also for aids, and he is ready to do 
the like for the present aid to make the king's eldest son a knight, yet 
because it is inserted in the exchequer rolls that among the fines made in 
the wardrobe of Edward I for service of Wales, in the 10th year of that 
reign, in the time of Master William, the bishop of Chester made fine with 
that king by 100/. paid for 3 fees, the treasurer and barons distrain the 
bishop to pay the said aid for 3 fees, whereupon he has besought the king 
to provide a remedy. By C. 

To John de Wesenham, the king's butler. Order to deliver to the abbot 
and monks of St. Peter's church, Westminster, for the morrow of 
St. Botulf last, a tun of wine in arrear to them, of the king's prise, in 
accordance with the grant of Henry III to them of a tun of wine of the prise 
of London to be received yearly on the said morrow for the celebration of 
divine service in that church, and the king ordered Reymund Seguyn, late 
his butler, to certify how much of the said wine was in arrear to the abbot 
and monks, and he returned that no tun of wine was delivered to them for 
the term of the said morrow in the 20th year of the reign. 

To the sheriff of Devon. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be 
elected in place of Richard Duraunt, who is insufficiently qualified. 
The like to the same sheriff to amove .John Deneys of Gydicote. 

To Thomas de Lichefeld, keeper of the goods and chattels which belonged 
to William de Kildesby, deceased, beyond Trent. Order to pay 54.1. of the 
goods and chattels which belonged to William and which the king ordered 
to be seized into his hand, to the keeper of the king's free chapel of Tikhill 
or to his attorney, to repair the defects of that chapel, as on being informed 
that there w^ere several defects in that chapel and in the churches and 
chapels pertaining thereto, as in rails {cancdlis), books, and other ornaments 
and in the halls, chambers, granges and other buildings there, by the 
negligence of the said William, the late keeper and of the other keepers 
there, to the damage of the king and of Queen Philippa, to whom he 
granted the advowson of the chapel under a certain form, the king 
appointed John de Bolingbrok, Hugh de Tothull and William de Irland to 
survey those defects and to take an inquisition upon the matter by the oath 
of lawful men of cos. York and Nottingham, and by the inquisition it is 
found that the said defects arose in William's time, and extend to oil. 

By p.s. 



April 23. 

Reading. 



April 20. 
Reading. 



Membrane 17. 

To John de Coggeshale, escheator in co. Essex. Order not to intermeddle 
further with the manors of Thurrok, Caureth and Horham, restoring the 
issues thereof, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator 
that William de Wauton at his death held no lands in his demesne as of 
fee or in service in chief in that baihwick, whereby the custody of his lands 
ought to pertain to the king, but that he held in his demesne as of fee the 
manor of Thurrok of the earl of Richemund, by the service of a knight's 
fee, and the manors of Caureth and Horham of Elizabeth de Burgo by 
the service of three knights' fees, as of the honour of Clare. 

To W. archbishop of York. Whereas, in aid of the expenses incurred in 
the defence of the Anglican church and of the realm, the king ordained by 
his council that all the money of the fruits, rents and issues of the benefices 
of cardinals and of other aliens in the realm should be paid for his use, and 



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203 



1347. 



April 27. 
Keading. 



April 30. 
Reading. 



May 1. 
Reading. 



April 25. 
Eeadin". 



Membrane 17 — cont. 

afterwards, on learning that the archbishop made a sequestration upon the 
fruits, etc. of Hornese church and of the chapel of Riston annexed thereto, 
which were of the Cardinal de Farges, the king ordered hiiu to amove that 
sequestration, so that he should answer therefor according to the ordinance, 
but because the king is informed that many defects and damages were 
found in the said church and chapel, in the ornaments thereof and in the 
manse of the rectory there after the cardinal's death, by an inquisition of 
office taken by the archbishop, which cannot be repaired without a great 
sum of money, wherefore David de WoUoure, the king's clerk, presented by 
him to that church, has besought the kiu"- to cause his hand to be amoved 
from the said fruits, etc. as the said defects ought to be repaired out of the 
same : the king therefore orders the archbishop, after having taken an 
inquisition concerning the said defects, to cause a sum for repairing the 
same to be delivered to the said clerk, or to his proctor, notwithstanding 
the said sequestration, provided that if the fruits, etc. reach a greater sum, 
answer shall be made to the king for what is over. 

To John Daberoun, escheator in co. Cornwall. Order not to intermeddle 
further with a messuage, a mill and an acre of Cornish land in Landreon, 
restoring the issues thereof, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by 
the escheator that John Dauneye at his death held no lands in chief in 
that county, but that he held the premises in his demesne as of fee of 
the prince of Wales by knight's service. 

To the escheator in co. Devon. Order not to intermeddle further with the 
l(inds and rents taken into the king's hand by reason of the death of John 
Dauneye, knight, restoring the issues thereof, as the king has learned by 
inquisition taken by Hervey Tirel, late escheator in that county, that John 
at his death held no lands in chief in that county, whereby the custody of 
his lands ought to pertain to the king, but that he held in his demesne as 
of fee at Legh and Loppedethornne 30s. yearly rent and 101. yearly rent 
of the manor of Stancomb, 16<t. yearly rent at Radeston, a messuage 
and a moiety of a mill at Herneford and Hurberneford, 2 ferlings of land 
at Bailleford, 2 ferlings of land at Knyghteton, a messuage and 4 ferlings 
of land at Albourne, 2 tenements in the town of Exeter, and at Cornewode 
a messuage, a garden, a mill, a carucate of land, 50.s. rent and a parcel of 
Dertemore, and that all the said tenements are held of others than the 
king by divers services. 

To the sheriff of Warwick. Order to pay to Hervey de Mohun, 5 marks 
for Easter term last, as at the request of Blanche, lady of Wake, the king 
granted to him 10 marks to be received yearly at the exchequer, and 
afterwards, on 1 April in the 19th year of the reign the king granted that 
he should receive the 10 marks for life of the issues of that county. 

To the sheriff of Lincoln. Order to restore to Thomas son of James de 
Houton, clerk, his lands, goods and chattels which were taken into the 
king's hand upon his being indicted for breaking {himiaclone) the house of 
Walter West of Houton, for the death of Margaret, Walter's wife, for the 
carrying off of their goods and for robbing John Lewyn of Bokenhale of 
lOOs. in coined money, before William de Thorp and his fellows, justices of 
gaol delivery at Lincoln, as he has purged his innocence before Thomas 
bishop of Lincoln, ordinary of the place, to whom he was delivered by the 
justices in accordance with the privilege of the clergy. 

To William de Thorp and his fellows, justices appointed to hold pleas 
before the king. Order to release Nicholas Pieresson and John Baudewynes- 
son, merchants of Flanders, from prison, and to restore to them their 



•204 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



TQiy Membrane 17 — cont. 

money and other goods and chattels of the king's special favour, as they 
came to Yarmouth to trade and received 6^ 5.s. for certain merchandise 
sold there, and took it with them to Colecestr' and they were there arrested 
with the money by one Saier Lorymer, deputed by the king to make 
scrutiny of false money brought into the realm, in the parts of Essex, who 
caused that money to be shown to him by reason of his commission, and 
pretended that it was false and brought into the realm contrary to the pro- 
clamation, and they were committed to the Marshalsea prison to be detained 
until further order, and cclierins, consuls and lawful men of the town of 
Brugges in Flanders have testified by their letters that John and Nicholas 
are merchants of good name and fame, and they have besought the king to 
provide a remedy for their release and in consideration of this request and 
of the worthy conduct of the said community, the king will deal more 
favourably with Nicholas and John than the rigor of justice might demand. 

By K. and C. 

To the bailiffs of Colchester. Order to de-arrest the ship with which the 
said Nicholas and John came to that port, and to deliver it to them with 
its tackle and all the goods and chattels found therein at the time of its 
arrest. By K. and C. 

April 20. To the collectors of customs in the ports of Newcastle upon Tyne and 
Reading. Hertilpol. Order to pay to .John de Strivelyn or to his attorney 100 marks 
for Easter term last, in accordance with the king's grant to him of 200 
marks to be received yearly of the issues of the customs in those ports. 



MEMBRANE 16. 

April 20. To the keeper of the exchanges in the Tower of London. Order to 
Reading. retain for the king a fourth part of all the profits arising from his stamps 
for gold and silver, brought to the stamps by Walter de Chiriton and 
Gilbert de Wendlyngburgh, merchants, and their attorneys, and to cause 
the three remaining parts of the profits to be kept under the seal of the said 
keeper and merchants until further order, as those merchants have main- 
perned to discharge the king of certain great sums of money in which he 
is bound to divers men of the duchy of Aquitaine now living for their wages 
after the 10th year of the reign, due by bills of the king's constables of 
Bordeaux or those supplying their place, and for other sums to the merchants 
of the society of the Peruzzi or others for money lent to the king for the 
time when William de Northwell, William de Cusancia and William de 
Edyngton were keepers of the wardrobe, and whereof there are bills under 
the seals of those keepers, and in recompence for those sums the king 
granted to Walter and Gilbert three parts of the profit of the king's stamps 
of all the gold and silver brought by them to the stamps until they should 
be satisfied for 4:0,OOOZ. ; and if they or their attorneys should bring gold 
or silver to the keeper to work before they made such acquittance, then 
three parts of the profit should be kept in equal hand until they made 
acquittance, as is contained in an indenture made with them thereupon. 

April 20. To Thomas de Swanlond and his fellows, merchants, to whom the king 
Reading. granted all the customs and subsidies due in the ports of England under 
a certain form. Order to permit Walter de Chiriton and Gilbert de 
Wendlyngburgh, or their attorneys, to receive 20s. on every sack of 
wool taken out of the realm in all the ports where Henry Picard does 
not receive the same, and after Henry has been satisfied, to have the 



21 EDWARD 111.— Part 1. 



205 



347. 



April 6. 
Reading. 



April 25. 
Reading. 



April 27. 
Reading. 



Membrane 16 — cant. 

same in all other ports in the same manner as Henry now receives it and 
to have all other customs and subsidies after the said merchants, Queen 
Isabel, Tidemannus de Lymbergh, the said Henry and Matthew Canaceon 
are satisfied for the sums assigned to them and the magnates are satisfied 
for the fees assigned to them on the customs, as by agreement with Walter 
and Gilbert it was provided that they should lend the king 40,000 marks 
in gold de Veen, each crown at 40(/., at Bruges in Flanders, and that they 
should receive 20s. of the wool taken out of the realm, in the form afore- 
said, until they should be fully satisfied for the 40,000 marks, as is fully 
contained in the indenture made with ■ them. 

To John de Vaus, escheator in co. Derby. Order to amove the king's 
hand from a messuage and 2 bovates of land of Roger Frene, parson of 
Ekynton church in Moresbourgh in that county, and not to intermeddle 
further therewith, restoring the issues thereof to Roger, as the king ordered 
John de Musters, late escheator in that county, to certify him why he had 
taken the premises into the king's hand, and John returned that he had so 
taken them because he was informed that William de Cusance, late proctor 
of a moiety of Ekynton church, appropriated the said messuage and land 
to that church after the publication of the statute of mortmain, without 
the king's licence, and afterwards, at Roger's suit, asserting that the 
premises were of the endowment of his church and not of any appropria- 
tion, and beseeching the king to order his hand to be amoved therefrom, 
the king ordered Thomas Bekeryng, then escheator in that county, to take 
an inquisition thereupon, by which it was found that the said messuage and 
land are of the endowment of the church and not of any appropriation 
made by William de Cusance or any other after the publication of the said 
statute. 

To Thomas de Lucy, escheator in co. Lancaster. Order to deliver to 
W'^illiam de Nevill and Alina his wife the tenements which he took into the 
king's hand by reason of the death of Edmund de Nevill, knight, saving 
the lands which are held of William de Heton, and not to intermeddle 
further therewith, restoring to them the issues of the lands held of William 
de Heton, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator, 
that Edmund ait his death was not seised in his demesne as of fee or in 
service of any lands in that bailiwick but that he held for life 32 messuages, 
3 mills, 2 bovates, 423 acres of land, 30 acres of meadow, 10 acres of wood, 
30 acres of pasture, 10 acres of moor and 20 acres of turf in Ulvereston and 
Midelton and a sixth part of the manor of Midelton, with remainder to 
William and Alina and the heirs of William's body, of the enfeoffment of 
William de Baldreston, parson of Hurtheworth church and of Walter de 
Nevill, by a fine levied in the king's court, and that the said tenements in 
Ulvereston and Midelton, except 2 messuages and 2 bovates, are held in 
chief as of the lands which belonged to William de Coucy, in the king's 
hand by his death, by homage and fealty and the service of a sparrowhawk 
or 12d. and the service of 33s. 3^d. yearly, and the said 2 messuages, 
2 bovates and sixth part are held by the service of a pound of cumin yearly, 
and the king has taken the fealty of William de Nevill for the lands held 
of him and has given him respite for his homage until the king's return to 
England. 

To the chancellor of Ireland for the present or the future, or to him who 
supplies his place. Order to assign dower to Elizabeth wife of Hugh le 
D2sp9nser and late the wife of Giles de Badelesmere, tenant in chief, of all 
the lands which belonged to Giles in Ireland at his death, in the presence 
of the heirs and parceners of that inheritance, if they choose to attend. 



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1347. 

May 1. 

Readin". 



May 1. 

Keadinsj 



May i. 
Reading. 



Membrane 16 — cont. 

To Walter Paries, escheator in co. Northampton. Order to deliver to 
Nicholas son of Walter Paries and Roesia his wife the manor of Upton, as 
the king has learned hy inquisition taken by the escheator that Nicholas 
de Cancellis of Upton at his death held the said manor for life of the gift 
of William son of Ralph de Upton, chaplain, with remainder to the said 
Nicholas and Roesia and the heirs of their bodies, by a fine levied in the 
king's court by his licence, and that the manor is held in chief by the 
service of finding an armed man in the king's army for forty days within 
the four seas of England, at his own cost, and of finding a man to serve the 
orders of the sherifl" of Northampton in the hundred of Neubotlcgrave, and 
the king has taken Nicholas's fealty and has given him respite for his 
homage until the king's return to England. 

To William de la Pole to whom the king granted all the money of the 
ancient custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port of Kyngeston 
upon Hull, under a certain form. Order to pay to Tidemannus de Lymbergh, 
25Z. for Michaelmas term last, as the king granted to Matthew Canaceon, 
his merchant, 50^. to be received yearly of the customs in the port of the 
city of London, and on 15 February in the 18th year of the reign, at 
INIatthew's suit, who was bound to John de Wolde and the said Tidemannus, 
merchants of Almain, in divers great debts, the king transferred the 50Z. 
to those merchants, in recompence for the said debts and because Matthew 
surrendered the king's letters to him to chancery to be cancelled, to be 
received yearly in the said port of Kyngeston, and John is dead as the king 
has learned. 

To Seolastica de Meaux. Order to be attendant for her fealty and other 
services due on a moiety of the manor of Gayton and the advowson of the 
church of that town, to John de Molyns, to whom the king has granted the 
remainder of the premises, which belonged to John de Fienles, and which 
Seolastica holds for life by his grant, which ought to remain to the king by 
reason of the forfeiture of John de Fienles. Et erat patens. 



MEMBRANE 15. 

May 8. To the knights, free men and all other tenants of two parts of the barony 

Reading, of Inchecoign in the land of Ireland. Order to be attendant for their 
services upon William de Bohun, earl of Northampton and Margery late 
the wife of William de Roos of Hamelak, to whom the king has granted the 
custody of the said two parts, which belonged to Giles de Badelesmere, 
tenant in chief, and were taken into the king's hand by reason of his death 
to hold with all things pertaining thereto so long as they remain in the 
king's hand, together with the issues thereof, without rendering anything 
to the king therefor. Et erat patenx. 

May 12. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to amove the king's 

Reading. hand from the manor of W^yverston, restoring the issues thereof to Walter 
de Wauncy and Hugh de Wauncy, parson of Mulkeberton church, as the 
king ordered Edward de Cretyng, then escheator in cos. Norfolk and 
■Suffolk, on 10 March in the 17th (sic) year of the reign to cause that manor 
to be seised into the king's hand and kept [as in this Calendar, 16 Eduard 
III, page 467], and afterwards Walter came to chancery and besought the 
king to order the manor to be delivered to him and to Hugh, as Hugh Houel 
father of Robert Houel, granted the said manor to Robert de Tudeham, late 
parson of Ereswell church, and to the said Walter and Hugh, and they con- 
tinued in seisin thereof until they were amoved therefrom by virtue of the 



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Membrane 15 — cont. 



king's said order, and the manor was never in seisin of the said Robert, and 
the king ordered William de Middelton, escheator in the said counties, 
to take an inquisition upon the matter in the presence of William or of the 
keeper of the manor, and by the inquisition taken by the escheator in the 
presence of Walter Faucon, keeper of the manor, it is found that Hugh 
Houel on the day of St. Wynwaloy in the 8th year of the reign, granted 
the said manor, in co. Suffolk, to the said Robert, Walter and Hugh, to 
hold for themselves and the heirs of their bodies, by virtue of which 
enfeoffment they were seised thereof until 15 August in the 10th year of 
the reign, on which day John de Eltham, earl of Cornwall, seised it into 
his hand by reason of the minority of Robert son of Robert Houel, assert- 
ing that the manor was held of him as of the honour of Eye, and he so 
held it until 2 September following, and Robert, Walter and Hugh so sued 
by reason thereof, that he amoved his hand therefrom and he had no other 
seisin or possession therein, and that he never demised the custody of the 
manor to Robert, Walter and Hugh, who had seisin thereof from the said 
2 September until 15 March in the 17th year of the reign, when it was 
taken into the king's hand as aforesaid, and that the manor was never in 
seisin or possession of Robert Houel and that it is held of Thomas de 
Munchenessy by the service of a knight's fee, and that Robert Houel son 
of the said Robert Houel is his next heir. 

April 22. To the collectors in co. Liiicoln of the aid of lO.s. for making the king's 
Beading. eldest SOU a knight. Order to receive from the abbot of Neuhous the 
73.S. 4.d. previously paid by him for that aid and to permit him to be quit 
of the remaining 54.s\ llf(/. for certain parts of fees, provided that the 
abbot and convent pay the aid on all lands held by knight's service acquired 
by them since 18 Edward I, as the king ordered the treasurer and barons 
of the exchequer to certify him as to how much the abbot paid for his 
lands in co. Lincoln for the aid of Edward I to marry his eldest daughter, 
and they returned that the collectors of that aid in co. Lincoln in the 
said 18th year charged themselves with 6L B.s. 3f r/. of the aid of that abbot, 
of which the abbot paid 73s. ■id. and was discharged of the residue, to wit : 
of 13s. 4(/. for a third of a fee in Brokelesby ; 7s. 6(/. for an eighth and 
sixteenth part of a fee in Stapilford, 5s. 8(/. for an eighth and sixtieth 
part of a fee in Hundon ; 20s. for the moiety of a fee in Normanby and 
Claxby, 5s. for an eighth of a fee in Normanby, 2s. 3f(/. for a hundredth 
and a sixtieth part of a fee in Croxby, and lid. for a thirty- fourth part of a 
fee in Glentworth, by process held thereupon, because he held in frank 
almoin. 

May 9. To the collectors of customs in the port of Boston. Order to pay to 

Reading. William de Melchebourn, the king's merchant, 20L for the past year and 
10^. for Easter term last, as in recompence for his labours in redeeming the 
king's great crown which he brought to England, the king granted to him 
20/. to be received yearly for life of the issues of the great and petty 
customs in the port of Boston, and the king ordered John de Wesenham 
and his fellows, merchants to whom he granted all the customs and 
subsidies under a certain form, to pay 20Z. to William for the 20th year of 
the reign, or to show cause why they should not, and they certified in 
chancery that by the tenor of an indenture made between the king and 
them they are not bound to pay any fees except those due to Queen 
Philippa, Queen Isabel, William de Bohun, earl of Northampton and John 
de Stryvelyn, wherefore nothing has been paid to the said merchant for 
that 26th year. 



208 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1347^ MEMBRANE 14. 

April 3. To the justiciary of Ireland, or to him who supplies his place. Order to 

Keadmg. cause the king's writs of summonses, attachments and other things arising 
in the liberty of Trym, to be directed to Joan late the wife of Roger de 
Mortuo Mari or to her steward and to permit nothing to her prejudice in 
this matter, as King Henry granted to Hugh de Lascy the land of Meath, 
by charter, to hold as IMurcadus Humelaghlyn held it, and Hugh and his 
heirs held that land and had cognisance of all pleas of lire, treasure, rape, 
forstall and others there, and a chancery and exchequer there and had their 
own seals for those ofiices, and the said inheritance was afterwards divided 
between John de Verdon and Margery his wife, kinswoman and heir of 
Walter de Lascy, Hugh's son and heir, and Geoffrey de Genevill and Maud 
his wife, another kinswoman and heir, and the castle of Loksenedy with a 
moiety of the inheritance was in the purparty of Margery and the castle of 
Trym with the other moiety in that of Maud, and both had their liberty 
severally until it was taken into the hand of Edward I by the forfeiture of 
Theobald de Verdun, son and heir of John and Margery, upon which pre- 
text the king appointed a sheriff to that part, and it was brought to the 
common law and pleas arising there were determined before the justiciary 
of Ireland in the king's court at Dublin ; and by inquisition taken by 
Robert de Ufford, justiciary of Edward I in Ireland, it was found that 
Geoffrey and Maud held certain lands in Meath of Maud's inheritance, which 
are without the limits of any county, and that before the liberty was taken 
into the king's hand his writs used to be directed to Hugh de Lacy and 
Walter de Lacy, and this was imitated after that taking by the justiciary, 
chancellor, and other ministers for their will only, and it was not to his 
damage if writs were directed immediately to Geoffrey and Maud ; and now 
Joan, kinswoman and heir of Maud, has informed the king that although 
she holds the castle and liberty of Trym as of her inheritance and the 
steward and bailiffs in the time of herself and other lords have sworn before 
the treasurer and barons of the exchequer, Dublin, to discharge faithfully 
summonses, attachments and other executions of the king in that liberty, 
and that writs ought to be directed immediately to her and her steward for 
making execution thereof, without any of the king's ministers inter- 
meddling therewith, yet the justiciary has directed the sheriff of Meath by 
divers writs to make attachments and other executions m that liberty, 
wherefore she has besought the king to provide a remedy. 

By the keeper and C. 

April 26. To the collectors in co. Dorset of the aid for making the king's eldest son 
Eeading. ^ knight. Order to receive from the abbot of Abbodesbury what pertains 
to him of that aid for his lands in that county according to the rate of a 
knight's fee and not to distrain him for more, provided that the abbot and 
convent answer for any other lands acquired by them and held by knight's 
service, as the abbot has shown the king that although he holds all his 
lands in that county by the service of a knight's fee, and has offered what 
pertains thereto for this aid, yet the collectors exact for several fees, 
whereupon he has besought the king to provide a remedy, and by a 
certificate of the treasurer and barons of the exchequer sent into chancery 
it is found that in the 38th year of Henry III in the aid for making his 
eldest son a knight, and in the 14th year of Henry II for marrying his 
eldest daughter, and in the 30th year of Henry III and the 18th year of 
Edward I for the like, the abbots were charged for a knight's fee and so 
were quit. 

April 25. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Walter Prest of Melton 

Reading. Mowbray and Hugh Cokheved of Barton, merchants, have shown the king 

that although in the 14th year of the reign they bought 500 sacks of the 



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1 Q^y Membrane 14 — cont. 

wool of CO. Leicester and 100 sacks of the wool of co. Rutland, paying 40s. 
for the custom and subsidy beyond the price thereof on each sack, whereof 
they received 35 sacks lOi stones and charged themselves therewith in their 
account, and although they paid the said custom and subsidy thereon to 
John de Barton and Hugh del Claye, then collectors of customs in the port 
of Kyngeston upon Hull, yet the treasurer and barons exact the same from 
them because the collectors charged themselves with the custom and 
subsidy of that wool, whereof 28 sacks lOj stones were laded in a ship of 
Nicholas Fissh, and the remaining 7 sacks in a ship of John de Fisshelak 
without saying that it was the same wool laded by Walter and Hugh, 
whereupon those merchants have besought the king to provide a remedy ; 
the king therefore orders the treasurer and barons to call before them the 
said collectors and merchants, and if, after viewing their respective 
accounts, tbey find that the wool was laded as aforesaid, and that Walter 
and Hugh paid the custom and subsidy due thereon, then to supersede the 
demand made upon them for the same. 

April 19. To the collectors in co. Nottingham of the aid of 40';. for making the 
Reading king's eldest son a knight. Order to supersede the demand for 40.*!. for 
that aid made on the abbot of Swynesheved for his lands in that county, 
provided that the abbot and convent answer for any other lands acquired 
by them which they hold by knight's service, as the king ordered the 
treasurer and barons of the exchequer to certify him whether the abbot 
paid 40.S. to the aid of Edward I for marrying his eldest daughter, and they 
returned that it was foixnd by examining the rolls of the collectors of that 
aid in the 18th year of the said reign that the collectors charged themselves 
with 40s. for that aid for a knight's fee which the abbot held in the town 
of Cotegrave, to wit in the hundred of Wyngham {sic), of which sum the 
abbot was afterwards quit because he held all his lands in the towns of 
Cotegrave and Kynalton, co. Nottingham, in frank almoin. 

To the collectors of the same aid in co. Lincoln. Like order, ' mutatis 
nnita)Hlis,' in favour of the abbot of Louth Park {de Parco Lucie) for 117s. 
lOld. for lands which he held in the towns of Neuton, Messyngham, 
Cokeryngton, the soke of Gayton, Ormesby, Kitelesby, Lyssyngton, Croxby, 
Estravendale, Bynbrok, Covenham, Foulestowe, and Thorgramby. 



Membrane 13. 

May 1. To the keeper and bailiffs of the town of Ravenserod for the present or 

Reading. the future. Order to cause the following ordinance and agreement to be 
observed henceforth in that town so that the king may not have cause to 
punish them for their default, as it is found by an inquisition taken at 
Ravenserod that divers burgesses of that town having their own homes and 
divers rents there, and who used to dwell there and contribute to tallages 
and other charges touching the "town, have withdrawn to other places and 
towns, for which reason, and for other causes contained in that inquisition, 
the inhabitants of the town are unable to support such charges in the 
accustomed manner, and the king has learned that several of those who 
have withdrawn, who are rich, come secretly to the town once a year at the 
time of fishing, for the purpose of gain, to wit, on the eve of the Nativity of 
the Virgin and on the feast day and for thirty days following they return 
and draw all the trading there to themselves, and receive the profits 
thereof, not permitting the inhabitants to receive anything for their own 
use, but what is more, having taken the gain thus acquired they return to 

11483 



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1347. 



Membrane 18 — cont. 

places without and refuse to contribute to tallages and charges out of that 
gain, so that the inhabitants, being charged beyond their powers, will be 
obliged to relinquish their possessions and to beg unless a remedy be 
quickly supplied, and these matters being shown before the council, it has 
been ordained by them that no one of those departed, returning to the town 
at the time of fishing by reason of houses or rents there, shall be admitted 
to trade among the inhabitants contrary to their will or to intermeddle 
with the trading there upon pain of the loss thereof, to go half to the king 
and half to the community of the town, imless he stay there and contribute 
to the tallages and other charges according to his faculty. Et erat patens. 

April 7. To Walter de Bermyngeham, justiciary of Ireland. Order to deliver to 

Reading. John Danmartyn a rent of Bagotesrath which is parcel of the ferm of the 
city of Dublin, to hold until he can receive as much money as he would 
have received by reason of the grant of 20/. yearly to him for the custody 
of all the lands which belonged to Robert de Clifford, tenant in chief, if he 
had held that custody until the heir came of age, and to direct the mayor 
and bailiffs of the said city to pay that rent to him and the treasurer and 
barons of the exchequer, Dublin, to cause that rent to be allowed to the 
mayor and bailifis in the ferm of the city, as the king granted that John 
should have a custody of lands in Ireland, in the king's hand by reason of 
the minority of the heir, not exceeding the value of 20L to hold until the 
heir should come of age, by virtue of which grant the king committed to 
him the said custody, under the testimony of Ralph de Ufford,late justiciary 
in that land, so that he should answer for the surplus beyond the 20Z. ; and 
now John has besought the king to grant him the said rent, which is 
extended at 13Z. 6s. 8d., to hold in lieu of the said 20/., as he is amoved 
from the said custody by reason of the grant to Thomas de Bello Campo, 
earl of Warwick, of the custody of the lands which belonged to Robert both 
in England and Ireland. By p.s. [18224.] 

May 12. To the collectors of custohis in the port of Southampton. Order to pay 

Reading. to Richard Paneter, controller of the custom of wine, wool, hides and 
wool-fells, the custom of 3d. a pound and other small customs and prests 
in that port, which is in arrear to him of his wages of 100s. yearly from 
16 January in the 1-lth year of the reign, and to pay him such wages 
henceforth, as on the said day the king committed to Richard the said office 
to hold during good conduct, receiving the customary wages therein, and 
the treasurer and barons of the exchequer have certified the king in chancery 
that 100s. yearly are allowed to the collectors for the wages of the controllers 
in that port. 

May -4. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to discharge the 

Reading. master and brethren of the hospital of Newark, St. Mary, Strode, of the 
portion of the tenth and fifteenth last granted by the laity, if it does not 
exceed a mark, and to direct the taxers and collectors in co. Kent, to 
supersede the demand which they make for the same on the master and 
brethren, as they have shown the king that although the hospital was 
founded for all the sick poor resorting thither until they should be healed, 
and to maintain divers chantries and other alms, and is so slenderly 
endowed that the goods of the hospital hardly suffice for the maintenance 
of the master and brethren and the said alms and other charges, and if the 
hospital be charged with the aids granted by the community of the realm, 
it will behove the master and brethren to diminish the said alms, yet the 
said taxers and collectors distrain them to pay the tenth and fifteenth, 
whereupon they have besought the king to order the distraint to^be 
superseded. By*C. 



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1S47. 
May 14. 

Reading. 



April 26. 
Reading. 



March 1. 

Reading. 



April 28. 
Reading. 



Membrane 18 — cont. 

To the same. Order to discharge the abbot of Crokesden of the aid for 
making the king's eldest son a knight for lands which they find that he 
holds in frankalmoin and also to discharge the collectors of the aid of the 
said aid on those lands, as the king ordered the treasurer and barons to 
certify him upon the abbot's lands in cos. Stafford, Derby and Leicester, 
and they returned that they had not found by inspection of the rolls and 
memoranda of the exchequer that the abbots were discharged of any sums 
of aid of fees to Edward I, granted in cos. Stafford and Leicester, for 
marrying his eldest daughter because the collectors of the aid in those 
counties did not account at the exchequer, and it is not found in the roll 
of parcels of the account of the collectors of the aid in co. Derby that they 
charged themselves with any sum for the said abbot and the abbot's name 
is not inserted in the rolls. 

To the collectors in co. Gloucester of the aid for making the king's eldest 
son a knight. Order to supersede the demand made upon the abbot of 
Pershore for 40.s\ for that aid for his lands in Haukesbury in that county, 
provided that the abbot and convent pay the aid on all other lands which 
they hold by knight's service, as the abbot has shown the king that 
although he holds all his said lands in Haukesbury in frank almoin, and 
not by knight's service, yet the collectors exact iOs. of him for the aid for 
the same, pretending that he holds them by the service of a knight's fee, 
whereupon he has besought the king to provide a remedy, and the treasurer 
and barons of the exchequer have certified the king in chancery that the 
abbots have held all those lands in frank almoin, from time out of mind, 
and they never held any lands in that town by knight's service, and on 
inspecting the rolls of aids for marrying the sister of king Henry the 
Emperor (sic) and for making his eldest son a knight, and for marrying his 
eldest daughter and for other similar aids it is not found that any answer 
was made by those abbots for any fee in the county where the said town 
is, and therefore the abbot was discharged by process held thereupon in the 
exchequer. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to admit Richard 
de Spaygne as the attorney of John de Gerwardby, for this turn, as John 
has besought the king to order his attorney to be admitted to gain or lose 
in a suit begun in the exchequer at the suit of Thomas de Ughtred for 
certain deceits against the king, in the loth year of the reign, and John 
stayed a long time awaiting judgment at great cost and although he often 
sued the treasurer and barons to proceed to render judgment, yet they have 
hitherto delayed to do so, and the king has considered John's strenuous 
service in his company in France from the time of his passage thither and 
that he is preparing to return to stay in his service there. By p.s. [18144.] 

To the mayor and bailiffs of Southampton. Order to cause Perrot de 
Garys of Bayonne, found in a certain ship of Spain, arrested in the port 
of that town, to be delivered to John de Gaillard to be brought before the 
council at London, as has been enjoined upon John. By C. 



MEMBRANE 12. 

April 19. To the collectors in co. Lincoln of the aid of 40s. for making the king's 

Beading. eldest son a knight. Order to receive from the abbot of Kirkested 14s. id. 

for his lands in Withal and Coleby and to permit him to be quit of 

1001. 17s. 8*(/, for his other lands in that county, provided that the abbot 

and convent pay the aid on any other lands which they now hold by 



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1347 



Membrane 12 — cont. 



knight's service, as the king ordered the treasurer and barons of the 
exchequer to certify him upon the tenures of the abbot, and they 
returned that it was found in the rolls of parcels of the accounts of 
the collectors in co. Lincoln of the aid of 18 Edward I for marrying 
his eldest daughter that they charged themselves with 9^. lis. 7*'/. for the 
abbot for lands which he held in the county of which the abbot 
paid 14s. 4</., by reason of his lands in Withal and Celeby, and was 
discharged of the residue by process held thereupon because he held the 
lands in frank almoin, to wit: of 40s. for a fee in Scampton among the fees 
of Gilbert de Gaunt, of Gv. 8^/. for a sixth part of a fee in that town, which 
William de Alneto formerly held, among the fees of Longespy ; 10s. of a 
quarter of a fee in the soke of Gayton which Peter de Habaudia formerly 
held, among the fees of the honour of Richemund ; 13s. id. of a third 
p:irt of a fee in Grimpilthorp, which Simon de Grimpilthorp formerly 
held, among the fees of Lungespy ; 15*/. of a thirty-second part of a fee in 
Dunham which Peter de Campana formerly held among the fees of the 
bishop of Lincoln ; 10s. of a fourth part of a fee in Noketon, which Robert 
son of John and his parceners formerly held ; 2s. 6*/. of a sixteenth part of 
a fee in Noketon and Doneston which Robert de Arcy formerly held among 
the fees of Norman de Arcy, 16s. 8(/. of a fourth and a sixth part of a fee 
in Medryngham which Ralph Basset formerly held ; 5s. of an eighth part 
of a fee in Timberlond which Ralph Bergath formerly held ; 2s. (jd. of a 
sixteenth part of a fee in that town which Philip de Timberlond formerly 
held among the fees of Oliver Deyncourt ; 10s. of a quarter of a fee in 
Suthlangeton which Roger Bigod formerly held among the fees of William 
de Cantilupo ; 3s. Id. of a thirteenth part of a fee in Bylinghay and 
Walcote, which William son of Peter formerly held among the fees of 
the bishop of York ; 2s. of a twentieth part of a fee in Thimelby which 
Anselm de Sancto Quintino formerly held among the fees of the count 
of Aumale ; 3s. id. of a 12th part of a fee in Langeton Avhich John de 
Langeton formerly held ; 20//. of a twentieth fourth-part of a fee in the 
same which Walter de Grendale formerly held among the fees of the earl 
of Chester in Bolingbrok ; 2s. 6d. of a sixteenth part of a fee in Canewyk, 
which Martin Martel formerly held ; 10s. of a quarter of a fee in Kirkeby 
which William de Scremby formerly held and 15.s. of a quarter and eighth 
part of a fee in Stretton which John de Nevill formerly held, among the 
particular fees, and of the remaining IBs. 9'/. of that sum the collectors 
returned in discharge of the abbot by reason of lands in the towns of 
Scaupewyk, Kedyngton, Foletby, Oxeombe and Heynton, an eightieth part 
of a fee in Covenham of the fee of W. de Percy and R. de Percy because the 
abbot never held them of fee of the said W. de Percy and R. de Percy. 

April 20. To the same in co. Sussex. Order, with like proviso, to supersede the 
Beading demand made upon the abbot of Battle for his lands and the manors of 
Alsiston and Appildreham, in that county, as the king ordered the treasurer 
and barons of the exchequer to certify him upon the matter, and they 
returned that they had not found in the rolls of parcels of the accounts of 
collectors of such aids in co. Sussex that they charged themselves with any 
sum for the abbot for such aids, so that his name is inserted in those rolls, 
and it appears by the charters of King William and King Henry and the 
confirmations thereof that King William gave to the abbey the place of 
Battle and the manor of Alsiston, and King Henry gave it the manor of 
Appildreham and granted to the church of St. Martin, Battle, that the abbot 
and monks should be quit of such aids. 

April 28. To William Croyser, escheator in cos. Bedford and Buckingham. Order 
Reading. to amove the king's hand from the lands of the priory of Nywenham, 



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iQj^y Membrane 12 — cont. 

and not to intermeddle further therewith, restoring the issues thereof, as 
the king ordered the escheator to certify why he had taken those lands 
into the king's hand, and the escheator returned that he had done so 
because on the day when he took his office the priory became void by the 
death of John de Astwyk the prior, and he did not know who were the 
founders of the priory or of whom the prior held, and afterwards at the 
suit of the sub, prior and convent, asserting that the priory and its lands 
were held of John de ^foubray as of the barony of Bedeford in fi-ank almoin, 
and of no other, and that John was the true patron, and beseeching the 
king to order his hand to be amoved, the king ordered the escheator to take 
an inquisition upon the matter by which it is found that the prior held no 
lands in chief in those counties, but that he held the lands of the priory of 
the said John as aforesaid of the gift of John's ancestors, who founded the 
priory, and that John is the true patron of the priory. 

May 2. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to discharge the 

Beading. abbot and convent of Barlynges of the portion of the triennial tenth granted 
by the clergy, touching them, as the king has pardoned them the same. 

By p.s. 

May 10. To the sherifi" of Gloucester for the present or the future. Order to deliver 

Reading. to John de Bradestan, the king's yeoman, what is in arrear to him of 
26 marks yearly for Easter and Michaelmas terms last ; and to pay him 
the 26 marks yearly henceforth, as the king granted to him 26 marks to be 
received yearly for life of the ferm of the hundred of Irchyngfeld by the 
hands of the sheriff of Hereford, and afterwards the king granted that 
hundred to Richard Talbot to hold in exchange for certain lands granted 
by him to the king, so that John could not receive the said 26 marks, 
wherefore on 10 June last the king granted to him that he should thence- 
forward receive the 26 marks of the issues of co. Gloucester, for life. 

Et erat patens. 

May 7. To the mayor and bailifis of Southampton. Order to cause all the wine. 

Beading. '\\:on and merchandise in a certain ship of Spain, to be taken therefrom in 
the presence of John de Ellerton, the king's serjeant at arms, whom the 
king is sending to them for this, and to be appraised by the view of lawful 
men of the town, having notice thereof, and to be distributed among 
Nicholas Damory and his fellows by indenture, and to cause the ship with 
its tackle and rigging to be delivered to the master and mariners thereof, 
and cause them to be satisfied for the freight of the ship, without delay, 
certifying the king of the said wine etc., the price thereof, to whom they were 
delivered, of the amount paid for freight, of the name of the ship and of 
the master and mariners and of all their action in the matter, as Nicholas 
and his said fellows, subjects of England, took the said ship when they were 
coming by sea from the duchy of Aquitaine, where they had been long in 
the king's service, laded with the said wine etc. of the king's enemies of 
France at la Rochele, towards the town of St. Malowe, of the power of the 
king's enemies of France, and they brought it to the town of Southampton, 
. in which ship two prisoners were found of the king's subjects of Bayonne, 
taken by pirates of Spain in certain ships plundered with the merchandise 
of the king's lieges when sailing to the said duchy, as was found by 
examination of certain of the said ship of Spain before the council and 
by proof made there, wherefore it was considered by assent of the council 
that the wine etc. should be delivered to Nicholas and his fellows, who took 
the ship, to be divided among them, and that the ship, rigging and tackle 
should be restored to the master and mariners, and that they should be 
satisfied for the freight. By all the council. 



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1347. 

May 16. 

Beading. 



May 10. 
Bcadinff. 



Membrane 12 — cunt. 

To tho treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to allow 12/. to 
William Croyser, sheriff of Bedford and Buckingham, in his next account, 
for his expenses in the safe-conduct of a knight and five prisoners, felons, 
lately taken at Donestaple and brought thence to Westminster before 
William de Thorp and his fellows justices, appointed to hold pleas before 
the king, by order of the council. By C. 

To the sheriff of Bedford. Order to cause John Ferinbaud, knight, to 
have seisin of 4 acres of land in Bidenham, which Nicholas de Oatesden 
held who was outlawed for felony, as the king has learned by inquisition 
taken by the sheriff that the said land has been in his hand for a year and 
a day, that Nicholas held it of John and that William Trussel, late 
escheator in that county, had the year, day and waste thereof and ought to 
answer therefor to the king. 



May 15. 
Beading. 



Membrane ll. 

May 12. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause lOOZ. to 

Beading. \yQ levied without delay from the lands and chattels of the abbot of 
Shrewsbury, if after calling before them the said abbot and Henry de 
Graystok, the king's clerk, who sues for him in the matter, they find that 
the abbot and convent have not paid that sum to the king, as although 
the letters patent on 29 March in the 20th year of the reign, by which the 
king granted to the abbot and convent his wood or hay called Lyfchewode, 
CO. Salop, contained that the abbot and convent made fine by 1001. with* 
him for the said grant, and paid that sum to his chamber, yet they have 
not done so, as the king is fully certified. 

To Thomas Gary, escheator in eo. Dorset. Order to deliver to Maud late 
the wife of Ralph de Uft'ord, tenant in chief, the manor of Lodres in that 
county and a carucate of land in Upwymburn Pleycy there, which the king 
has assigned to her to hold in dower of the lands which belonged to her 
husband with the assent of Nicholas de Bokeland and Henry de Greystok, 
the king's clerks, to whom he assigned the custody of all the lands which he 
reserved to his chamber, to which he has reserved all the lands which 
belonged to Ealph at his death, upon her taking oath that she will not 
marry without the king's licence. 

April 27. To the collectors in co. Essex of the aid granted for making the king's 
Beading. eldest son a knight. Order to supersede the demand made upon the prior 
of the hospital of St. Mary without Bisshopesgate, London, for the said aid 
by reason of his lands in the towns of Westillebury, Langedon and 
Estillebury in that county, as he has shown the king that although he 
holds all the lands of the hospital in frank almoin and not by knight's 
service yet the collectors unjustly distrain him for the aid for the said 
lands, whereupon he has besought the king to provide a remedy, and the 
treasurer and barons of the exchequer have certified in chancery that they 
have not found in the parcels of the account of the collectors of the aid of 
Edward I to marry his eldest daughter that the prior was charged wdth 
any sum for his lands in that county, and it is clear by royal charters and 
the king's confirmation that the prior holds the said lands in frank almoin, 
and the king has granted by charter that he shall be quit of all. aids, 
tallages and contributions. 

May 15. To the collectors in co. Buckingham of the aid for making the king's son 

Beading. a knight. Like order, ' 7nutatis mutandis,' to supersede the demand made 



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May 15. 
Beading. 



April 20. 
Beading. 



May 17. 
Reading. 



May 20. 
Westminster 



Membrane 11 — cont. 

on the abbess of Burnham by reason of the manor of Burnham in that 
county, as the treasurer and barons of the exchequer returned that Richard 
sometime king of the Romans granted that manor to God, St. Mary, and 
the monastery of Burnham, to hold in frank almoin together with the 
advowson of Burnham church, quit of all suits, royal service and other 
secular demands, except the ward due to Wyndesore Castle and the abbess 
was discharged of 20.s'. for the aid to marry the eldest daughter of Edward I, 
for half a fee in Burnham, by process held thereupon in the exchequer. 

To the sheriff of Northampton. Order to cause a coroner for that county 
to be elected in place of Walter Paries, who is sheriff of that county, 
wherefore he cannot exercise the duties of the office. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Newcastle upon Tyne. Order 
to permit John de Queldryk, yeoman of the chandlery of the king and 
his father, to exercise the office of weigher in that port and the port of 
Hertilpol, which the king granted to him on 5 October in the 19th year of 
the reign, to hold for life, and to pay him what is in arrear of the customary 
wages from the said day, and to pay him those wages henceforth. 

To Walter de Paries, sheriff of Northampton and escheator there. Order 
not to intermeddle further with the manor of Wolaston, restoring the issues 
thereof to Richard Chaumberlein and Katherine de la Dale his wife, daughter 
of Thomas de Berkele of Wolaston and of Margery his wife as by an 
inquisition taken by Robert de Pavely, then escheator in co. Northampton, 
after the death of Thomas, by writ of diem clansit e.vtremiDii, it was found 
that Thomas at his death held the said manor for life of the inheritance of 
Margery his wife, daughter and heir of Robert le Bray, knight, and that it 
was held in chief by service of a knight and of paying 20s. yearly to the 
ward of Northampton castle and 30s. yearly to the sheriff of Northampton 
of assize fines, and that the manor is of fee of Chokes and that the said 
Katherine was his next heir and then aged thirty years, and afterwards at 
the suit of Richard and Katherine showing that the manor was not held of 
the king but of Henry earl of Lancaster, the king ordered the said escheator 
to take an inquisition upon the matter, by which it was found that the said 
manor is held of the said earl immediately by two knights' fees and the 
service of paying Id. rent yearly to him at Easter and suit of court at the 
manor of Hegham Ferrers every three weeks, and that the earl holds the 
manor of the king as of fee of Chokes, wherefore Richard and Katherine 
have besought the king to order his hand to be amoved ; and the king has 
sent the record and process upon this affair before William de Thorp and 
his fellows, justices appointed to hold pleas before the king, under the half 
seal, ordering them to inspect the same and further to do what was in 
accordance with the law and custom of the realm, and now it is found by 
the inquisition in which Richard and Katherine placed themselves by 
process made upon the premises, that the manor is held immediately of the 
earl in the form aforesaid and not of the king. 

Mandate to the treasurer and barons of the exchequer to discharge 
Richard and Katherine and the said sheriff and escheator of the said issues 
from the time of Thomas's death. 

To William de Clynton, earl of Huntyngdon, fermor of the priory of 
Treweleghe, in the king's hand by reason of the war with those of France. 
Order to pay to Gawayn Corder or to his attorney, 20^. for Easter term 
last, in accordance with the king's grant to him on 18 February in the 
16th year of the reign, of iOl. to be received yearly of the ferm of that 
priory so long as it should remain in the king's hand. 



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]^3^y 'Membrane 11 — cont. 

May 21. Xo Jolin de Swyiinerton, escheator in co. StafToid. Order to deliver to 

Keading. Agnes Vernouii, mother of Margaret daughter of Edward atte Wode, as 
nearest to the heir, the manors and custody which he took into the king's 
hand by reason of Edward's death, together with the issues thereof, to hold 
for the heir, saving to the king a certain ferm thereof and so that Agnes 
cause the forest of Kynefare to be duly kept, as the king has learned by 
inquisition taken by the escheator that Edward at his death held no lands 
in his demesne as of fee or in service in that county, but that he held the 
custody of the manors of Kynefare and Storton and of the forest of 
Kynefare for the life of Henry de Mortuo Mari, who survives, by Henry's 
grant, by the king's licence and that the said manors and the custody of 
the forest are held in chief by the service of paying 9i. yearly to the 
exchequer, and that Margaret is Edward's next heir and aged seven weeks. 



Membeam: 10. 

May 6. To the collectors in co. Cambridge of the aid for making the king's 

Reading. eldest son a knight. Order to supersede the demand made upon the abbess 
of Waterbech for any sums for that aid by reason of the manor of Water- 
bech, as the king ordered the treasurer and barons of the exchequer to 
certify him upon the matter, and they returned that it is found that the 
said manor, which the abbess now holds, was given to God, the Virgin, 
St. Clare and to sister Joan Novers, the abbess, and the sisters of the order 
of Minoresses there, in frankalmoin, and it is not found in the rolls of the 
exchequer that the abbess ever paid any such aid, wherefore it is considered 
by process held thereupon that she should be discharged as aforesaid. 

April 20. To the collectors in co. Essex of the aid granted to make the king's 
Reading. eldest son a knight. Order to supersede the demand made upon the abbot 
of Battle for paying any sums to that aid for the manor of Ho, as the king 
ordered the treasurer and barons of the exchequer to certify him upon the 
matter, and they returned that it was not found in the rolls of parcels of 
the accounts of collectors of that aid in co. Essex that they charged them- 
selves with any sums of the abbot for the same or that the abbot's name 
was inserted in those rolls, and it appears that King William granted by 
charter to God and the church of St. i\Iartin and to the abbot and monks 
there, the said manor, now called Hoton, to hold quit of all aids. 
The like to the follov/ing, to wit : — 

The sheriff of Kent for the manor of Wy. 

The sheriff of Oxford for the manor of Craumareys. 

The sheriff of Surrey for the manor of Lymenesfeld. 

The sheriflf of Wilts for the manor of Bromham. 

May 16. To the collectors of the same aid in co. Berks. Order to supersede the 

Reading. demand which they make on the abbot of Cirencestre for that aid, for his 
lands in that county, as the king ordered the treasurer and barons of the 
exchequer to certify him upon the matter, and they returned that the lands 
which the abbot holds in Aston and Upthorp in that county were granted 
by charter of King Henry son of King William the Conqueror, to God and 
the church of St. Mary, Cirencestre, founded by him, in frank almoin, and 
in the exchequer rolls it is not found that the abbot and convent were ever 
charged with any such aid by reason of those lands, but that 20s. were 
exacted for the lands in the 18th year of Edward I, for the aid for marrying 
his eldest daughter, of which the abbot was discharged by consideration 
upon process held thereupon in the exchequer. 



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1347. 

May 6. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause the king's 

Reading. hand to be amoved from the priory of Clifford and the lands pertaining 
thereto, restoring the issues thereof to the prior and convent, notwithstand- 
ing that Peter de Caro loco, to whom the custody of the priory was 
committed, is an alien, or that the custody was afterwards committed by 
the king to Thomas de Lodelowe the prior, for rendering a certain ferm, as 
the king ordered the treasurer and barons to certify him upon the matter, 
and they returned that they had found in a roll concerning the estate of 
the alien religious of 29 Edward I a process touchiug the prior of Clifford, to 
wit, that brother .John, the prior, owed 161Z. G---. 8'/. of the arrears of a fine 
for several years then past, and afterwards in a parliament held at Lincoln 
on the octaves of Hilai-y in the same year, at the suit of the earl and 
countess of Lincoln by their petition there, showing that the priory was of 
their advowson, of denizens and not of aliens, and no appoitnm was due 
therefrom to any religious house beyond the sea, and that the prior had 
made a fine at the exchequer of Edward I by distraint, contrary to his will 
and the estate of his house, founded by the alms of ancestors of the earl 
and countess,' as aliens then did, for one year, when he ought to have made 
no fine, and that fine was exacted of him yearly, and they besought the 
king to remit the fine lest the house should be destroyed, and the petition 
was endorsed that the sheriff of Hereford was directed to take an inquisition 
upon the matter and to certify the treasurer and barons thereof, and if he 
should find that the prior was not an alien and paid nothing beyond the 
sea, to supersede the demand for the fine, and by the inquisition it was 
found that the prior is not an alien or amovable at the will of any superior 
of parts beyond the sea and owes no rent to any such superior, and the 
inquisition being examined by the barons on 18 July and the rolls of the 
fines of such religious, they were agreed that the prior should have respite 
etc., and it was not found that any answer was made for any ferm of the 
priory from the said 29th year or that the priory was taken into the king's 
hand until 3 July in the 18th year of the present reign, on which day the 
king committed the custody thereof to brother Peter to hold so long as it 
should remain in the king's hand, for rendering 20/. yearly, which ferm 
was exacted in Peter's name from that day, and by inquisition taken by 
the sheriff of Hereford it was found that the priory is not subject to any 
house of parts beyond and that the prior and monks have always been 
English from the foundation of the priory, and they have never made any 
apportum out of the realm, and the priory was founded by Simon son of 
Richard son of Poncius sometime lord of Clifford, ancestor of the countess 
of Lincoln, in frankalmoin. By p.s. [18286.1 

May 26. To the sherifl' of Norfolk and Suffolk. Order to pay wages as follows : to 

Reading. Reginald le Hunt hi. to Nicholas de Kelyngworth, William Bewynd, 
Reginald de Woxle, William Ruseleye, Richard Nothurst, and John Typet, 
2(/. each, and to Richard Rynet and Thomas Littell 1^</. each a day and for 
the puture of 12 greyhounds 8(/., and of twenty four dogs called ' Rachches' 
12'/. and of two lymeres %l. a day so long as they remain in that bailiwick, 
as the king is sending Reginald and the others with the dogs to stay in that 
bailiwick during pleasure. By p.s. 

To the sheriff of Kent. Order to pay to Reginald le Hunt and his fellows, 
keepers of the king's greyhounds and other dogs, what is in arrear to them 
of their customary wages and the puture of the dogs, for the time when 
they stayed in that bailiwick, as the king has now directed them to be sent 
to the parts of Norfolk and Suffolk, in the sheriff's discharge. 

By the same writ. 



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Mevibrane 10 — lont. 



May 14. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to supersede the 

lleadiDg. distraint made upon Thomas Heryngaud for taking the order of knighthood, 
as he has now taken it in the king's service in parts hcyond the sea. 

By p.s. [18313. 

IMay 26. To the treasurer and chamberlains. Order to cause tallies for 7,000/. 

Reading. upon the issuGS of the customs and subsidies in all the ports of England 
for the second year to be levied at the receipt of the exchequer and delivered 
to Walter de Chiriton, Thomas de Swanlond, the king's merchants, and 
their fellows, to whom he granted those issues for two years, notwithstanding 
that they have not surrendered the king's letters or bills for that sum at 
the said i-eceipt, and to charge those merchants with the sums contained 
in those tallies until they have surrendered the said letters and bills, so 
that if they have not done so before the quinzaine of iMichaelmas next, the 
said sum shall be levied of their goods and chattels, as for a loan of 6,000 
marks which they made to him for his last passage to parts beyond the sea, 
and for other debts, in which the king was bound to them and for which 
they were bound to his creditors, the king grafted that they should have 
allowance of 7,000/. in their ferm of the said customs and subsidies for the 
second year, of their own debts or those which they should buy from 
others, due by the king's letters patent or by bills of the wardrobe, as is 
fully contained in an indenture made between the king and them on 
20 May in the 20th year of the reign. By C. 



Membrane 9. 

May 8. To the collectors in co. Gloucester of the aid for making the king's 

Beading. eldest son a knight. Order to supersede the demand made upon the prior 
of Bath for any sums for that aid for his lands in Olveston and Coldeasshton 
in that county, as he has shown the king that although he and his pre- 
decessors have held those lands in that county in frank almoin from time 
out of mind, and not by knight's service, yet the collectors distrain him 
for a certain sum therefrom, pretending that he holds them by such service, 
Avhereupon he has besought the king to provide a remedy, and by a 
certificate of the treasurer and barons of the exchequer, sent into chancery, 
it is found that the prior was discharged of the aid of those lands for 
marrying the eldest daughter of Edward I by consideration then made in 
the exchequer. 

May 5. To the collectors of the said aid in co. Buckingham. Order to supersede 

Reading. the demand made upon the prior of Christ Church, Canterbury, for any 
sums for that aid of his lands in the county, as the king ordered the treasurer 
and barons of the exchequer to certify him thereupon, and they returned 
that in the rolls of parcels of the account of the collectors of the aid of 
18 Edward I for marrying his eldest daughter, it was found that the prior 
holds Little Riseberewe of the king in fraiik almoin, and no mention was 
made of any sum paid of that place for the said aid, 

June 1. To William de la Pole, Order to receive 960Z, 4s. 8inf. and also 260 marks 

Reading. yearly henceforth of the ancient custom in the port of Kyngeston upon 
Hull so long as that custom remains in his hand, as on 27 September in 
the IBth year of the reign the king granted to him 260 marks to be received 
yearly of the customs in that port until the king should provide him with 
260 marks of land or rent in full satisfaction of 500 marks of land and rent 
which he granted to William, and afterwards on 11 March in the 20th 



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June 12. 
Reading. 



May 5. 
Eeading. 



Feb. 16. 
Reading. 



Membrane 9 — cant, 

year of the reign the king granted that he should receive all the money 
of the ancient custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in that port, by the 
Auew and testimony of the collectors and controller of the customs there, 
in recompence for the manors of Brustwyk, Whetele and Gringele, which 
the king caused to be taken into his hand, until he should cause those 
manors to be restored to William, or had satisfied him for the money 
which he paid for the same, without rendering any account therefor, so 
that all that he received should be entered in the rolls of the collectors and 
controller, and that he should pay the fees now assigned upon those 
customs to Queen Isabel and to all others, and 950^ Is. 8^/. of the arrears 
of the said 260 marks yearly are due to William, as is shown by the 
certificates of the treasurer and barons of the exchequer and of the 
chamberlains and of Thomas de Swanlond and Adam Tirwhit the younger 
of Beverley, late collectors of customs in that port, sent into chancery by 
the king's order. 

To the mayor and sheriffs of London. Order to permit William Gyn. 
master of a ship called 'la XlkheV of London, to take 500 quarters of 
wheat laded in that ship to the city of Bordeaux, after paying the customs 
due thereon, provided that all corn found in that ship beyond the 500 
quarters be arrested, taken out of the ship and kept safely until further 
order, as the king lately gave him licence to lade the wheat in that ship 
and take it to Bordeaux for the maintenance of Bernard Ezii, lord oi 
Lebret and the men with him in the king's service in Gascony, by a certain 
security found by the said William in chancery. By C. 

The like to the same for James Petyt, master of a ship called 
' Za Gracedieu ' of Yarmouth, for 500 quarters of wheat laded in that ship 
to be taken to Bordeaux. By C. 

To the collectors in co. Sussex of the aid for making the king's eldest son a 
knight. Order to supersede the demand made upon the abbot of Roberts- 
bridge for that aid for his lands of Sloghtre and Ebrightesham in that 
county, as he has shown the king that although he holds those lands by the 
charters of the founders and the confirmation of Henry III in frankalmoin, 
yet the collectors unjustly distrain him for the aid, pretending that he holds 
them by knight's service, whereupon he has besought the king to provide a 
remedy, and by the certificate of the treasurer and barons of the exchequer 
sent into chancery, it is found that the said lands were granted to the abbot 
and convent to hold in frankalmoin, quit of all aids to the king, and it is 
not found in the exchequer rolls that the abbot and convent were charged 
with any such aid by reason of the lands and when certain sums were 
exacted by reason of the aid for marrying the eldest daughter of Edward I. 
the abbot was discharged thereof by consideration in the exchequer upon 
process held thereupon. 

The like to the same collectors for the same abbot and convent for the 
manor of Sutton in the rape of Peveneseye in that county. 

The like to the collectors of the said aid in co. Kent for the same abbot 
and convent, for the manor of Lambrehurst. 



May 25. 

Readinp;. 



MEMBRANE 8. 

To the treasurer and chamberlains. Order to cause tallies for 20,000^. 
to be levied at the receipt of the exchequer upon the tenths and fifteenths 
which remain to be paid and to deliver them to Walter de Chiriton and 



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1347. 



Membrane 8 — cu)it. 



Gilbert de Wendlyngburgh and their follows, the king's merchants, not- 
withstanding that they have not yet surrendered at that receipt the letters 
patent, obligatory or bills for the debts in which the king is bound to them, 
charging them with the sums contained in those tallies until they do so. 
so that if the letters etc. are not surrendered before the quinzaine of 
Michaelmas next, the said 20,000Z. shall be levied of the goods and chattels 
of those merchants, as for a loan of 40,000 marks which they made to the 
king, he granted that they should enter 20,000/. of the said debts, of which 
they will acquit him, and that an assignment of that sum should be made 
to them upon the said tenths and 'fifteenths, as is fully contained in the 
indenture made between the king and them. " By C. 

May 2. To the mayor and bailiffs of Sandwich. Order to do no injury to the 

ReadiDf,'. merchants of Venice coming to the realm, staying there and departing 
thence, or permit any injury to be done to them, but to give them safe- 
conduct at their own cost w^hen required, as for the mutual friendship with 
the doge and community of Venice and at the request of Nicholas de 
Comaryn,** consul of the merchants of Venice staying at Bruges in Flanders, 
and of Nicholas Berthelmeu, the king's merchant, he has taken into his 
protection all the merchants of Venice coming to England, Ireland or else- 
where in his dominion, with their galleys, ships, merchandise and goods, 
giving them licence to take merchandise out of England wherever they 
wish, so that they exercise lawful merchandise, pay the customs due, do not 
mingle with the king's enemies or supply merchandise to them. 

By p.s. [18279.] 
The like to the following, to wit : — 

The mayor and bailiffs of Wynchelse. 

The mayor and bailiffs of Suthampton. 

The mayor and bailiffs of Dertemuth. 

The bailiffs of Portesmuth. 

The captain, or him who supplies his place in Britanny. 

The bailiff's of Fauy. 

The bailiffs of Weymuth. 

May 15. To the sheriff of Lincoln. Order to cause Robert de Saltfleteby to have 

Reading. seisin of 12 acres of land and 2 acres of meadow in Haburgh in that 
county, if he will find security to answer to the king for the year, day and 
waste thereof, as by an inquisition taken by Saier de Rocheford, late sheriff' 
of that county, it is found that among the lands of Robert son of Gocelin, 
who was outlawed for felony, he held the said land and meadow of Robert de 
Saltfleteby and they were in the latter's hand for a year and a day, and they 
were in the king's hand at the time of the taking of the inquisition, to wit on 
6 September in the 19th year of the reign, and Robert ought to answer for 
the year, day and waste, and he has besought the king to order the land and 
meadow to be delivered to him as his escheat, as he is ready to answer as 
aforesaid. 

.June 10. To Walter Paries, escheator in co. Northampton. Order not to inter- 

Keading. meddle further with the manor of "Wakerle, restoring the issues thereof to 
Joan late the wife of John la Warre, as the king has learned by inquisition 
taken by the escheator that John, at his death, held the said manor jointly 
with Joan, and for John's heirs, of the grant of John de Claydon, parson 
of Mammecestre church, by a fine levied in the king's court by his licence, 
and that the manor is held in chief by the service of a fourth part of a 
knight's fee, and the king has taken Joan's fealty. 

• Nicholet de Contaryn in privy seal. 



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Membrane 8 — cant. 

To John de Wyndesore, escheator in co. Leicester. Like order not to 
intermeddle further with two parts of the town of Burstall and 100.s. rent 
at Herdeby in that county, as the liing has learned by inquisition taken by 
the escheator that John la Warre at his death held no lands in his demesne 
as of fee in chief in that county, or of any other, but that he held the said 
• two parts and rent of the inheritance of Joan his wife, and that the two 
parts are held of Henry earl of Lancaster by the service of a third part of a 
knight's fee, and the rent is held of the heir of William de Roos of 
Hamelak, by knight's service. 

To John de Trehampton, escheator in cos. Lincoln and Rutland. Like 
order not to intermeddle further with the manors of Swynesheved, Sixhill 
and Bloxham and 8s. rent in Staunford, co. Lincoln, and the manor of 
Wodeheved, co. Rutland, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by 
the escheator that John la Warre at his death held no lands in his 
demesne as of fee or in service in chief in that county, but that he and 
Joan his wife jointly held the said manors and rent for their life, to wit, 
the manor of Swynesheved of the gift of Thomas Grelle, the manors of 
Sixhill, Bloxham and Wodeheved and the said rent of the gift of John de 
Claydon, parson of Mammecestre church, and that all the manors are held 
of Henry earl of Lancaster, by knight's service, and the rent is held of John 
de Warrenna, earl of Surrey, by fealty. 

To Reginald Forester, escheator in co. Sussex. Like order not to inter- 
meddle further with the manors of Middelton, Fokynton, Porteslade, a rent 
of 6Z. yearly from the free tenants in Flecchyngge and the advowsons of 
the churches of Fokyngton and Porteslade, as the king has learned by 
inquisition taken by the escheator that John la Warre at his death held no 
lands in his demesne as of fee, or in service, in that county, in chief or of 
any other, but that he and Joan his wife jointly held for life the manor of 
Middelton of the grant of John de Claydon, parson of Mammecestre church, 
the manor of Fokyngton and the advowson and the said rent, of the grant 
of Roger la Warre, and the manor of Porteslade with the advowson, of the 
grant of Thomas Grille, knight, and that the manor of Middelton is held 
in chief by the service of rendering a sore sparfowhawk yearly or 2s. at the 
exchequer at the feast of St. James, and the other manors and the rent 
are held of others than the king by divers services, and the king has taken 
Joan's fealty for the manor of Middelton. 

To Thomas de Lucy, escheator in co. Lancaster. Like order not to 
intermeddle further with the manors of Mamcestre and Keverdeleye in 
that county, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator 
that John la Warre at his death held no lands in chief in his demesne as of 
fee or in service in that county, but that he held jointly with Joan his wife 
the said manors for themselves and John's heirs, of the enfeoffment of 
Thomas Grelle, Joan's brother, and that the manors are held of Henry, earl 
of Lancaster, by knight's service. 

June 6. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to supersede the 

Reading. demand made upon the prior of Repyndon for the issues of the temporalities 
of the priory by reason of the last voidance and for rendering account to 
the king therefor, as on 22 June last the king committed to the sub-prior 
and convent the custody of all the said temporalities of the priory, then 
void by the death of brother John de Lich', the last prior, so that they 
should answer for the issues thereof at the exchequer if they ought of right 
to pertain to the king and he afterwards ordered the treasurer arid barons 



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1 QAm Mernbranc 8 — cnnt. 

of the exchequer to certify hiiu upon the matter, and they returned that 
they did not find that answer was ever made to the king for any issues or 
profits of that priory in times of a voidance. 



MEMDRAXE 7. 

May 17. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to take information 

Readin;^ as to what is in arrear to the executors of the will of Guy Ferry and to cause 
them to be satisfied for what is in arrear to Guy of the ferm of the priory 
of Lynton, co. Cambridge, in a suitable place, so'that William Daubeneye 
may be able to answer for the entire profit, as the king committed to 
William the custody of the said priory, in his hand by reason of the war 
with those of France, to hold so long as it should remain in the king's 
hand, without rendering anything therefor in recompence for divers 
damages sustained by him in the king's service, and William cannot receive 
the profits of the priory in peace because of the impediments raised by the 
said executors under pretext of the assignment of that ferm to Guy for a 
certain time not yet past, as William has shown the king, beseeching him 
to provide a remedy. By p.s. 

May 28. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to supersede the 

Reading, demand made upon John de Monte Gomeri and Roger de Monketon, gold- 
smith of York, for 2U. 10s. 5(1. of the arrears of the extent of all the 
lands which belonged to Thomas de Cotes of Ravenserod, as on 8 November 
in the 19th year of the reign the king ordered Thomas de Rokeby, escheator 
in CO. York, to amove the king's hand from the said lands, which by letters 
patent dated 8 July in that year he had committed to John and Roger to 
hold until the heir should come of age, for rendering the extent thereof 
at the exchequer, and not to intermeddle further therewith [as in this 
Calendar, 19 Edward III, page 619] , and that John, Roger and the 
escheator should restore any issues received by them to John de Cotes, son 
and heir of the said Thomas de Cotes. 



Membrane 6. 

May 13. To Walter de Chiriton and Thomas de Swanlund and their fellows, 

Reading, fermors of the customs in all the ports of England. Order to pay to 
William de Felton w^hat is in arrear to him of 20L yearly from 10 October 
in the 9th year of the reign and to pay him 20Z. yearly henceforth so long 
as the customs are in their hand, as in the said day the king granted 
to William 20Z. to be received yearly of the custom of the town of 
Newcastle upon Tyne, By p.s. [18309.] 

April 26. To Richard de Thoresby, keeper of the hanaper of chancery. Order to 

Reading. deliver to Thomas de Ferariis a charter by which the king granted that he 

might make a fortalice and a park at his rnanor of Morend, without taking 

anything for the fee of that charter. By letter of the keeper. 

May 30. To Richard de Thoresby, keeper of the hanaper of chancery. Order to 

Reading. deliver to John de Ewell, chaplain, quit of the fee for the seal, certain 

letters of exemplification containing that the late king granted to Robert 

de Dunham, chaplain, the custody of the hospital of St. James near 

Westminster. By C. 



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223 



1347. 

May 15. 
Reading. 



June 1. 
Reading. 



June 6. 
Reading. 



Jane 3. 

Reading. 



June 8. 
Reading. 



Membrane 6 — cont. 

To the collectors in co. Nottingham of the aid for making the king's 
eldest son a knight. Order to supersede the demand made upon the prior 
of Feriby for 40s. for that aid by reason of his lands in Carleton, Laxton, 
Sutton, Northcarleton and Crumbewelle in the hundred of Thurgarton and 
Lith' in that county, as at the prior's suit showing that he holds those 
lands in frank almoin and not by knight's service, and he is distrained by 
the collectors to pay 10.'?. to the aid for a knight's fee by reason of those 
lands, the king ordered the treasurer and barons of the exchequer to certify 
him upon the matter, and they returned that it was found that the prior, 
by process held in the exchequer in the 19th year of the late king's reign, 
was discharged of iOs. for the aid for marrying the eldest daughter of 
Edward I, by reason of those lands. 

To William de Middelton, escheator in co. Norfolk. Order not to inter- 
meddle further with the lands which he took into the king's hand by 
reason of the death of Thomas atte Lathe of Wygenhale, who held by 
knight's service of the heir of Thomas Bardolf, tenant in chief, a minor 
in the king's wardship, as Thomas son and heir of the said Thomas has 
proved his age before the escheator. 

To William de la Pole, to whom the king granted all the money of the 
ancient custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port of Kyngeston upon 
Hull. Order to pay to William de Bohun, earl of Northampton, or to his 
attorney, lol. for Easter term last, in accordance with the king's grant to 
him of ] 50/. to be received yearly of the issues of the custom in that port 
until certain lands, which others hold for life, revert to him. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause 10 tuns 
of wine to be allowed to Eeymund Seguyn, late the king's butler, in his 
account, as he has besought the king to order this to be done, as he placed 
10 tuns of wine in a ship of Sandwich called ' la Jamex,' whereof Paton is 
master, among other victuals to be sent therein to Caleys, and the ship 
and victuals were plundered by the king's enemies of France when sailing 
thither, and it has been testified before the king and his council by 
trustworthy persons that the premises contain the truth. By C. 

To William de Thorp and his fellows, justices appointed to hold pleas 
before the king. Whereas at the suit of Philip son and heir of Philip le 
Despenser showing that a plea has long been pending between him and 
Queen Philippa for the manor of Parlyngton, co. York, which Hugh le 
Despenser the father, late lord of that manor, gave to Philip his son, father 
of the said Philip, for himself and the heirs of his body, by virtue of which 
grant Philip son of Hugh died seised of the manor, when Hugh resumed 
it and demised it to John de Crombwell to hold for life, and the said queen's 
bailiffs, pretending that the manor is held of the honour of Pontefract, then 
in her hand, seised it after John's death, and although Philip offered to 
verify the said gift and possession because the charter of gift was eloigned 
in the prosecution of Hugh, among other muniments found, yet the justices 
refused to admit the verification without the special deed of gift, and 
Philip, by his petition before the king and his council, beseeching him to 
provide a remedy, the king ordered the justices to view the said process, 
and if they find it held as aforesaid, then to admit Philip to verify the said 
gift and possession, notwithstanding that he does not show any special 
deed of gift, so that they should not proceed to render judgment without 
consulting the king ; and now Philip has besought the king by his petition 
shown before him at Calais to order judgment to be rendered as by 
inquisition taken upon the premises the gift and possession alleged by him 



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Membrane 6 — ccoit. 



have been found : the kinfi; therefore orders the justices, if this is so, to 
proceed to render judufment upon the verdict of that inquisition and to do 
the final issue of that affair according to the law and custom of England, 
without consulting the king further or awaiting another order. 

By pet. of C. and by p.s. 

June 6. To the sherif!" of (lloucester. Order to permit William Casse, merchant 

Beu(]ui}>. of the city of liordeaux, to take to the port of Bristol certain quarters of 
wheat in the boats of Adam Tappyng, John Whitemore, Richard atte Halle, 
Thomas Wanlok and John Meleward, to be taken thence to Bordeaux for 
the maintenance of the king's lieges there, notwithstanding the order to 
arrest corn, and if he find any aggrieving William to take and imprison 
them until fui-ther order, and he shall not omit this upon pain of forfeiture, 
as the king lately granted that William should buy 700 quarters of wheat in 
England and take it thence to Bordeaux as aforesaid, and now he has 
besought the king to order the said wheat and boats to be dearrested, as 
certain malefactors entered the ship in which the wheat was laded, in the 
l)ort oi ]')ristol, by force and arms, and caused most of the wheat to be taken 
out of the ship and carried away, wherefore William bought other quarters 
of wheat in co. Gloucester, in recompenco for those so taken, and he laded 
them in the said boats to be taken as aforesaid, and the boats and wheat 
are arrested so that they cannot cross to the said port. 
The like to the bailiffs of Gloucester. 

Mandate to the mayor and bailiffs of Bristol to permit William to take 
the 700 quarters of wheat from that port to Bordeaux. 



Memhrane 5. 

May 20. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order if the wool granted 

Reading. in the East Riding, co. York, has been levied according to the rate of the 
fifteenth, then to receive from the collectors of the same what touches the 
tenants and residents in the fee of the archbishop of York in Beverle 
according to that rate of 501. without regard to their having been previously 
assessed at 100/. and to discharge them of the residue, as they have 
besought the king to order some mitigation to be made to them of the tenth 
■ and fifteenth last granted and of all other such grants, as they paid 
40/. 20d. for their portion of the fifteenth in the 6th year of the reign, and 
although it was ordained in a like grant in the 8th year that a like sum 
should then be levied of each town, yet the said tenants and residents were 
charged with 100/. by reason of a recognisance for 100/. which Stephen de 
Gard and others of that fee made to the king at the exchequer at York 
without their knowledge for their portion of the fifteenth in the 8th year, 
to their great depression, from the said 8tli year until the 19th year of the 
reign, when at the request of the archbishop, showing that several of the 
rich men of that fee had died, and several others had departed therefrom 
to avoid the said charge, and that he therefore lost a great part of the ferm 
due from the fee, the king granted that the said recognisance for 100/. 
should not be made an example but that the tenants and residents should 
be charged with 50/. only for the biennial fifteenth now current and that 
in future grants of a fifteenth they should not be bound to pay more than 
50/. for their portion. By p.s. [18380, 18381.] 

June 12. To John Daberoun, escheator in co. Cornwall. Order to assign dower to 

Beading. Margery late the wife of John Hamely, of ail the lands which belonged to 

her husband, notwithstanding that they are in the king's hand, as she has 



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1347. 



^[en\hfanc 5 — cont. 



besought the king to cause this to be done, as the said lands were taken 
into the king's hand for divers debts in which John was bound to him, 
and by the certificate of the treasurer and barons of the exchequer, sent 
into chancery, it is found that this is so, and the king has compassion on 
the estate of Margery, who is much depressed by poverty. 

June 12. To the same. Order to deliver to Margery late the wife of John Hamely, 

Reading. g^ moiety of the manor of Alet, together with the issues thereof, as the king 
has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that John at his death 
held no lands in chief in that county, but that he died seised, in his 
demesne as of fee, of a third part of the manor of Tregynnoun, whereof 
Helwyn Trewyns and Penhal are parcels, and of a moiety of an acre of 
Cornish land in Tregrenfreu. and that he held the said moiety of the 
manor of Alet as of Margery's right and inheritance, and that the 
moieties (,■!?>) of Tregynnou and Tregrenfreu are held of William de 
Botringan and John Baynard by knight's service, and the moiety of the 
manor of Alet is held of the duke of Cornwall as of the honour of 
Launceston, also by knight's service, and all the said lands were seised into 
the king's hand during John's life, and it is found by certificate of the 
treasurer and barons of the exchequer, sent into chancery, that John's 
lands in co. Cornwall, which were taken by reason of certain debts in 
which he was bound to the king, are still in the king's hand, and it is not 
just that lands which are of Margery's inheritance should be charged for 
John's debts. 

June 3. To Simon Basset, escheator in co. Gloucester. Order to deliver to 

Readin,!];. Margery late the wife of Maurice son of Maurice de Berkele, knight, tenant 
in chief, the lands etc. in that county which the king has assigned to her 
to hold in dower, of those which belonged to her husband, with the assent 
of Thomas, Maurice's son and heir, to wit : the manor of Eokhampton and 
two parts of the manor of Stoke Giffard in that county, 5 marks rent in 
Kyngestanleye in that county, a third part of the manor of Stonhouse in 
that county, a third part of the manor of Iweleye in that county, a third 
part of the manor of Kyngeston Seymor, co. Somerset, and a messuage 
and 40 acres of land, 10 acres of meadow and lO-s. rent in Edeneworth in 
the same county, together with the advowson of Kokhampton church, co. 
Gloucester, and a third part of the advowson of Kyngeston Seymor church, 
CO. Somerset. 

To Thomas Cary, escheator in co, Somerset. Like order to assign to 
Margery the lands etc. in co. Somerset of those which the king has 
assigned to her as aforesaid. 

June 1. To the justices of the Bench. Katherine late the wife of David de 

Reading. Strabolgi, earl of Atholl, has shown the king that whereas she lately 
sought before those justices against Edmund de Cornewaill, the younger, 
knight, and Isabel, his wife, a third part of the manor of Colyngbourn 
Valence, as her dower of the earl's free tenement in that town, and Isabel, 
who was admitted in that plea to defend her right by the default of 
Edmund, called to warranty David the earl's son and heir, a part of whose 
lands are in the custody of Queen Philippa, and alleged that she ought not 
to answer further in that plea without consulting the king, wherefore the . 
justices have hitherto delayed to proceed in that plea, whereupon Katherine 
has besought the king to provide a remedy : the king therefore orders the 
justices, if this is so, to proceed further in that plea, and to cause the 
speedy complement of justice to be done to the parties, notwithstanding 
the said allegation. By C. 

1 1483 P 



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CALENDAR OF CLOSK ROLLS. 



1347. 

June 10. 

Reading. 



Menihranr 5 — ront. 

To the treasurer and chamberlains. Order to cause the wax to be 
renewed about the body of iMbvard I, buried in the monastery of 
^Vestminster. [Ffeilcra.\ 



Membrane 4. 

June 13. To Thomas de Godrichescastel, the king's clerk, guardian of the 

Readiog. temporalities of the bishopric of St. David's, in the king's hand. Order 

to deliver to Peter de Lacy, receiver of the issues of the lands of Edward, 

prince of Wales, all the money of the issues of those temporalities, upon 

the prince's wages of war, by indenture. By bill of the treasurer. 

June 8. To the sheriff of Cornwall. Order to cause a coroner for that county to 

Reading. be elected in place of John de Ferariis of Westnyweton, who is 
insufficiently qualified. 

June 8. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to supersede the 

Reading. demand made upon Geoffrey de Thoresby, the king's yeoman, for rendering 
24/, at the exchequer, as on 11 November last the king granted to Geoffrey 
for his service in the war of France, all the lands which belonged to William 
de Sancto Hillario in the island of Jerseye, which came into the king's 
hand by his forfeiture, for rendering 24/. yearly of money current in that 
island, and the king has committed the custody of that island and of certain 
other islands to Thomas de Ferariis, to answer to the king for the issues 
and other profits thereof, and he wishes Thomas to be charged with the 
said 24^ and to answer therefor. 

To the sheriff of Derby. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be 
elected in place of Henry Bate, who holds no lands in fee in that county, 
to qualify him. 

To John de Wesenham, the king's butler, or to him who supplies his 
place in the port of London. Order to deliver to the abbot and monks of 
St. Peter's church, Westminster, for the morrow of St. Botulph last, a tun 
of wine of the prise of London, in accordance with the grant of Henry III 
to them of a tun of such wine to be received yearly on the said morrow, 
at London, for the celebration of divine service in that church. 

June 18. To Thomas de Sancto Mauro, escheator in co. Wilts. Order not to 

Reading. intermeddle further with the manor of Staunton Quyntyn in that county, 
restoring the issues thereof to Margery late the wife of Herbert de Sancto 
Quintino, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator 
that Herbert at his death held no lands in chief in his demesne as of fee 
in CO. Wilts, but that he was jointly enfeoffed of the said manor with 
^largery of Hugh de Haudele, earl of Gloucester, by knight's service. 

June 20. To the mayor and sheriffs of London. Order to permit Richard Smelt, 

Reading. fishmonger of London, to take from that port to Bordeaux 400 quarters of 
wheat laded in a ship called ' la Trinite ' of London, whereof Stephen 
Scarlet is master, as he laded them by the king's licence, to be taken to 
Bordeaux for the maintenance of the king's lieges there by a security found 
by him in chancery, and the king is informed by those whom he trusts that 
Richard bound himself by deed to take 400 quarters of wheat to Master 
John Wawayn, constable of Bordeaux, for the maintenance of the said 
John and the lieges staying with him in the king's service as quickly as he 
could. By C. 



June 16. 
Reading. 



June 12. 
Reading 



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227 



1347. 

June 21. 
Eeadinpr. 



June 26. 
Reading. 



July 23. 
Beading. 



M('iiihr(i)ir 1— cent. 

To William le Ferrour. Order to deliver to William de Fremelesworth 
all the king's male foals, aged two years and more, which are in the king's 
park of Odyham in his custody, by indenture, to be kept until further 
order. By bill of the treasurer. 

To Roger de Normanvill, keeper of certain of the king's horses and of his 
stud beyond Trent. Order upon sight of these presents to deliver all the 
king's foals in his stable to William de Fremelesworth, keeper of certain of 
the king's horses this side Trent, or to his attorney, by indenture, to be kept 
as has been enjoined upon William by the king. V>y the same bill. 

To John de Alveton, escheator in co. Berks. Order not to intermeddle 
further with two parts of the manor of Bradele in that county, restoring 
the issues thereof to Margery late the wife of Herbert de Sancto Quintino, 
as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that Herbert, 
at his death, held the said two parts jointly with Margery for themselves 
and the heirs of their bodies, by a fine levied in the king's court, and that 
they are held of Queen Philippa as of her manor of Cokham, by divers 
services. 

To Nicholas Gower, escheator in the liberty of Holdernesse, co. York. 
Order not to intermeddle further with the manor of Brandesburton, restoring 
the issues thereof to Margery late the wife of Herbert de Sancto Quintino, 
as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that Herbert 
at his death held the said manor jointly with i\largery for themselves and 
the heirs of their bodies, of the grant of Robert bishop of Salisbury and of 
Nicholas le Mareschal, parson of Staunton church, by a fine levied thereupon 
in the king's court, and that the said manor is held in chief as of the honour 
of Albemarl by the service of two parts and half a knight's fee and of 
making suit at the king's wapentake of Holdernesse every three weeks and 
of rendering to him to ward of Skipse castle 4,s. and the king has taken 
Margery's fealty. 

To the sheriff of Essex. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be 
elected in place of Thomas Bastard, who is so weak and broken by age that 
he cannot travail to exercise the duties of the office. 



MEMBEAXE 3. 

June 10. To John Mynyot, knight, John Colville of Cokewold, knight and 

Reading. Marmaduke Darell. Order to be attendant upon the collecting and levying 
of the 275 sacks, 4 stones, 5 pounds of wool lately granted to the king b}'^ 
way of loan in the North Riding, co. York, without awaiting the presence 
of William de Scurueton, whom the king appointed with them for this, as 
he is staying upon the rendering of his account at Westminster for the 
time when he was one of the collectors in that county of the tenth and 
fifteenth lately granted, and by the assent of the merchants, who bought 
the wool, he is totallv discharged of the collecting and levying of the same. 

ByC. 

To Robert de Exlyngton, knight, Robert Fenwyk, John Frisemareys and 
.Tohn de Corbrigg. Like order with respect to John de Lilleburn, knight, 
appointed with them to levy and collect the 367f sacks 3 stones 3^ pounds 
of wool lately granted in co. Northumberland, as it has been testified before 
the king by Henry de Percy and Ralph de Nevill, that the said John is 
so weak and broken by age that he cannot travail to levy and collect that 
wool. By C. 



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CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1347. 

July 16. 

Keadin". 



July 18. 
Reniling. 



Aug. 7. 
Readin". 



July 26. 
jieading. 



June 12. 
Reading. 



June 15. 
Reading. 



Metiihrane 8 — ront. 

To Robert Breton, knight, William do Manby, knight, John Sleghte, 
knight, David de Fletwyk, William de Nevill of Grymmesthorp, knight, 
Brian de Herdby, Henry de Nevyle of Stoke, William Bayard, William 
Surfiete of Gosberkirke, Roger le Straunge, William Scarlet of Quappelad, 
William de Apethorp of Staunford, Thomas de Eston and John de Thame 
of (iretford. Like order with respect to Robert de Hehvell, appointed with 
them to levy and collect the 1,205.^ sacks, 5 stones, 12 pounds of wool 
lately granted in co. Tjincoln, as he is so weak and broken by age that he 
cannot travail to Xaxy and collect that wool, as the king has learned by 
trustworthy testimony. By C. 

To Robert de Ilagham, knight, Thomas Gobioun, knight, Alexander de 
Ik^toigne, Walter de Tillyngham, John Waleys, William Bret of Chestreford, 
John Michiel, Roger Belche, Robert Bone, John de Barenton, Edmund de 
Northtoft and John Sayere. Like order, ' mutatis nnitandia,' with respect 
to William Fysshe of Stowe, appointed with them to levy and collect the 
GG9 sacks, 8 stones, 7J pounds of wool granted in co. Essex, as he is so 
sick and weak that he cannot travail to collect and levy that wool, and by 
the assent of the merchants who bought the wool, he is totally discharged 
thereof. By C. 

To Richard Cogan, knight, Alan de Cherleton, knight, James de Cobe- 
ham, Robert de Bromford, Robert de Malston, Robert Noble and Robert 
de Brideport. Like order with respect to Richard de Brankescombe whom 
the king afterwards appointed to levy and collect with them the 514^ sacks, 
4 stones, 7 pounds of wool granted in co. Devon, as he is attendant upon 
the affairs of William de Bohun, earl of Northampton, and he has been 
discharged of levying and collecting that wool at the earl's request. 

By p.s. 



To Richard de Brankescombe. 
said. 



Notification that he is excused as afore- 

By the same writ. 



To Robert de Exlyngton, Robert de Fenwick and John de Corbrugg. 
Order to be attendant upon the collecting and levying of the 867f sacks, 
8 stones, 3h pounds of wool granted in co. Northumberland without 
awaiting the presence of John Frisemareys, appointed with them to collect 
that wool, and to do certain other things contained in the letters patent 
directed to them, as the king has appointed John to levy and collect all the 
customs and subsidies in the port of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, wherefore, with 
the assent of the merchants to wiiom he has sold the wool, he has 
discharged John of the said collecting. 

By C. and the testimony of Thomas de Swanlond. 

Mandate to John to be attendant upon the lev} ing and collecting of the 
customs and subsidies in that port, leaving all else, notwithstanding the 
commission to him to collect wool in that county. 

By C. and the testimony of Thomas. 

To the mayor and sheriffs of London. Order to permit a ship called ' la 
(iracedieu' of Hoke, whereof John Weryng is master, laden with corn and 
other victuals by the Serjeants of Henry earl of Lancaster, by the king's 
licence, to go from that port to the parts of Gascony, for the maintenance 
of the king s lieges staying in his service there. By p.s. [18419.] 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to supersede the 
demand made upon the executors of the will of William de Monte Acuto, 
earl of Salisbury, for paying the issues of the manor of Stokemhamme, as 



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1347. Membrane 8 — cojit. 

on 2 July in the 14th year of the reign, the king committerl to the said earl 
the custody of all the lands which belonged to Thomas de Monte 
Hermerii, tenant in chief, except the manors of Ilunton, co. Southampton 
and Erlestok, co. Wilts, which lands were in the king's hand by reason 
of the minority of Thomas's heir, for rendering a certain thing yearly, to 
be ordained between the earl and the chancellor, treasurer and others of the 
council, to hold until that heir should come of age. the king wishing that 
certain thing to be allowed to the earl in part satisfaction of certain debts 
in which the king was then bound to him, and afterwards on 28 August 
following the king granted to Margaret, late the wife of Thomas, the 
custody of the said manor of Erlestok and of the manor of Stokemhammc, 
CO. Devon, which belonged to Thomas and was then in the king's hand, 
together with the issues thereof, for rendering 2'20Z. yearly at the exchequer, 
and now the king has learned from Elizabeth de Mountagu the earl's 
mother, the prior of Bustlesham IMountagu, William, the earl's son and 
heir, John de Wynkefeld, John de INIiere, William de Langele, Robert de 
Burton and James de Reausford, executors of the said will, that although 
the earl did not have the custody of the manor of Stokemhamme when 
he lived or of the other lands aforesaid, or receive any issues thereof, or 
intermeddled therewith in any way, yet the treasurer and barons have 
distrained them to answer for the issues of the said manor from the said 
2 July, wherefore they have besought the king to provide a remedy. By C. 

June 24. To the taxers and collectors in the city of London of the fifteenth lately 

Reading. granted. Order to supersede the demand for the fifteenth made upon 
Walter de Chiriton and Thomas de Swanlond, the king's merchants, as by 
agreements made with them the king demised to them all the customs and 
subsidies in all the ports of the realm to hold from Michaelmas last for two 
years, and on 11 May last the king granted that the said merchants should 
be quit of nil taxations, tallages, tenths and other aids granted before 
that day. . By p.s. 

The like to the collectors of wool in that city to supersede the exaction 
of wool. 

The like to the following '■mutatis mutandis,' to wit : — 
The taxers and collectors of the 
tenth and fifteenth in cos. 
Surrey, Berks and Warwick, 
severally. 
The collectors of wool in those 
counties, severally. 



V for Walter. 



The taxers and collectors of the 
tenth and fifteenth in cos. 
Middlesex, Hertford and Buck- 
ingham, severally. 

The collectors of wool in those 
counties, severally. 



for Thomas. 



By the same writ. 



Membrane 2. 

June 14. To Thomas Gary, escheator in co. Somerset. Order to assign to Walter 

Reading. de Thornhull and Joan his wife, late the wife of William de Carente, 
tenant in chief, Joan's dower of the lands which belonged to William at 
his death, in the presence of Henry de Greystok, supplying the place of the 
steward of the lands reserved to the king's chamber, to which the king 
has reserved all the lands which belonged to William, as the king has 
pardoned Walter and Joan their trespass in marrying without his licence. 



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CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1347. 

June 13. 
Reading. 



June n. 
Reading. 



June 16. 
Heading. 



June 26. 
Reading. 



June 28. 
Reading. 



Meiiibraiii' 2 — cont. 

To Thomas Cary, eschoutor in co. Dorset. Order not to intermeddle 
further with a messuage, 2 carucates and 2 acres of land, 28 acres of 
meadow, 4 acres of pasture, A acres of wood and SOs. rent in Marnhull, 
Burton, Asshe, Tcdebere, and Stourewake, restoring the issues thereof to 
Joan late the wife of William do Carente, as the king has learned by 
inquisition taken by the escheator that William at his death held the 
premises jointly with Joan for their lives of the grant of John de Carente 
and Walter le Hare by a fine levied in the king's court, and that they are 
lu'ld by knights' service of the manor of Fifhide, which belongs to Roger 
de Bavent. 

To Thomas Pichard, escheator in co. Hereford. Order to amove the 
king's hand from the manor of Arcleston and not to intermeddle further 
therewith, restoring the issues thereof to the chapter of Llandail', as William 
de Radenore, sometime treasurer of Llandaflf, granted the said manor by his 
charter, long before the statute of mortmain, to the then bishop of Llandaflf 
and the chapter there to hold in frankalmoin, for doing certain chantries 
and other works of piety in that church, and now the chapter have shown 
the king that the escheator has taken ths manor into the king's hand by 
reason of the death of John, the last bishop, whereupon they have besought 
the king to order his hand to be amoved, so that they may be able to do and 
find the aforesaid chantries and works of piety. By C. 

To Robert de Tughale. Order to deliver to John de Morpath, Robert de 
Miderigge and John Langbak their lands together with the issues thereof, 
without delay, as John de Morpath was lately indicted for the death of 
John de Denton, and Robert and John Langebak were indicted for aiding 
and abetthig the same and of advising Gilbert de Dolfanby and Richard de 
(ialewe\-e and others to feloniously kill the said John, before John de 
Moubray and Peter de Richemund, justices appointed to enquire concerning 
John's death, and to hear and determine divers felonies, trespasses and 
extortions at the town of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, and the justices, by virtue 
of a commission to take into the king's hand the lands of those so indicted, 
and because John, Robert and John did not come before them to answer in 
the premises, directed the said lands to be so taken, before the exigents 
were made agamst them had been considered, and John, Robert and John 
were afterwards acquitted before the justices by an inquisition in which 
tliey placed themselves, as is found by the tenor of the indictments sent 
into chancery, and they have besought the king to cause his band to be 
amoved from their lands in Newcastle and from certain tenements demised 
for rendering a certain ferm yearly. 

To the sherifi" of York. Order to pay to Walter ^^'hithors, the king's 
yeoman, what is in arrear to him from 15 I\Iay in the 17th year of the reign 
of such wages as Hugh Treganon received for the custody of the water of 
Fosse, and to pay him such wages henceforth, as on the said day the king 
delivered that custody to Walter to hold for life, receiving such wages as 
Hugh used to receive for the same. 

To the escheator in co. Dorset. Order not to intermeddle further with a 
messuage and a carucate of land in Muleboiu'n Deverel, restoring the issues 
thereof, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that 
Cristina de Stoure at her death held no lands in her demesne as of fee in 
that county in chief, but that she held the premises of the grant and demise 
of John Wake and John de Sandhull jointly with Elias de Deverel, her 
late husband, to hold for their life, with remainder to John de Deverel, 
Elias's son and heir, and his heirs, and that tlie said John forfeited to the 



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Meiithrane 2 — vo)it. 



king during Elias's life because he was adjudged an enemy and a traitor, 
and he was taken and executed after Elias's death, wherefore the reversion 
of the said lands pertained to the king, and he granted it to Thomas Cary, 
by charter, by virtue of which grant Cristina attorned herself to Thomas, 
and that the messuage and land are held of Robert le Fitz Pain by fealty 
and suit at his court of Okford twice yearly ; and by inspection of the said 
charter it is clear that the king granted the said lands, which Cristina holds 
for life, to Thomas as aforesaid. 

May 5. To the collectors in co. Worcester of the subsidy for making the king's 

Reading. eldest son a knight. Order to receive from the bishop of Worcester what 
pertains to him of that aid for his lands in the towns of Northwyk, 
Wyk near Worcester, Fladebury, Rippel, Heredon, Kemeseye, Blockeleye, 
Tredyngton, Hambury near Wich, Herthulbury and Alvechirche, according 
to the rate of two knights' fees, and not to distrain him to pay a greater 
sum by reason of those lands unless he be chargeable for another cause, as 
the king ordered the treasurer and barons of the exchequer to certify him 
upon the matter, and they returned that it was found in the roll of parcels 
of the collectors of the aid of 18 Edward I in that county for marrying the 
king's eldest daughter, in the hundred of Osewoldeslowe, that the collectors 
answered for JZ. for two fees which the bishop held in the said towns. 

To the same collectors in co. Gloucester. Like order, ' mutatis mutanrlif!,' 
with respect to the bishop's lands in co. Gloucester, as it was found in the 
roll of the collectors of the said aid of 18 Edward I in the hundred of 
Derhurst and Tedbaldeston that the collectors charged themselves with 60'!. 
for Ij fees which the bishop held in Clyve, Sutham, Goderyngton and 
Brochampton, and that 60.s. were exacted of the bishop for 1^ fees in 
Byebury, but the king was not satisfied therefor, because they were in his 
hand, the see being void. 

Membrane 1. 

June 20. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Whereas in aid of the 

Reading. release of Henry de Lancastrrial, then earl of Derby, and of certain other 
lieges, Avho were bound for the king's debts to divers men in parts beyond 
the sea, the king assigned to the earl 400 sacks, and 300 sacks in addition 
in part satisfaction of the debts in which the king was bound to him, of the 
wool granted in the last parliament, to wit, 100 sacks in co. York, 100 
sacks in the parts of Lyndeseye and Kesteven, co. Lincoln, 100 sacks 
in COS. Southampton and Wilts, 100 sacks in co. Norfolk, 200 sacks 
in CO. Leicester and 100 sacks in co. Rutland, to be received by the hands 
of the receivers of that wool whom the king ordered to deliver it to the 
earl, and now the king has learned from the earl that although he sold 
that wool for a greater price than would have acquitted the said debts, and 
he is ready to account with the treasurer and barons for the price according 
to that sale, yet they have caused him to be distrained, without considering 
this, to answer for the price and sort of the said wool, whereupon he has 
besought the king to provide a remedy : the king therefore orders the 
treasurer and barons to receive the oath of the earl or his attorney of the 
price for which the wool was sold, and to account with him for the said 
wool according to that price allowing to him his reasonable costs by the 
same oath, and further to do what pertains to the final issue of the account, 
so that letters obligatory by which the king is bound may be surrendered 
at the exchequer up to the sum allowed, and to supersede the demand made 
upon the earl to answer for the said wool according to its sort and price. 

ByC. 



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CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1347. 

.lune 16. 

Reading'. 



July 2. 
Reading. 



July 2. 
Reading 



July 3. 
Reading. 



June 13. 
Reading. 



June 28. 
Reading. 



July 2. 
Readins. 



Membrane 1 — cout. 

To Thomas Aspale, escbeator in co. Southampton. Order to cause 
Amicia tlaughter and heir of John de Venuz, tenant in chief of the late kinj,', 
to have seisin of all the lands whereof her father was seised at his death in 
his demesne as of fee, and of the bailiwick of the forestersbip of Wolvemere 
and Alsiesholt whereof John died .seised in his demesne, as was found by 
inquisition taken by the late king's escbeator by writ of diem daitsit 
e.vtremuiii, as Arnica has proved her age before Reginald le Forester, 
escbeator in co. Surrey, and the king has taken her fealty for all the lands 
which her father held in chief of the late king, and has rendered them to 
her, giving her respite for her homage until his return to England. 

To Thomas de Rokeby, escbeator in co. York. Order not to intermeddle 
further with a third part of a messuage and 2 bovates of land in Yapura in 
that county, restoring the issues thereof, as the king has learned by inquisi- 
tion taken by the escbeator that Cecily late the wife of John Larcher held 
no lands at ber death in her demesne as of fee in that county, but that she 
held the premises in dower of the inberitancc of John son of John Larcher, 
and that they are held in chief together with two parts of the said messuage 
and i bovates of land in Y'apum, which the said John son of John holds, 
by the service of a seventh part of a certain serjeanty, which is held entire 
in chief by the service of finding a man w'ith bow and arrows in York 
castle, at their cost, for forty days if there is war in the county, and by 
homage, and on 20 January last the king took the fealty of John son of 
John, who proved bis age before the escbeator, and rendered to him all the 
lands which bis father held in chief, giving him respite for his homage 
until the king's return to England. 

To "William de Middelton, escbeator in co. Norfolk. Order to take the 
fealty of Alice late the wife of William Beaufou for the manor of Suthcreyk, 
according to the form of a schedule enclosed with these presents, and not 
to intermeddle further with that manor, restoring the issues thereof to her, 
as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escbeator that William 
at his death held no lands in chief or of any other in his demesne as of 
fee or in service in that bailiwick, but that he held the said manor jointly 
with Alice, in chief, by the service of a moiety of a knight's fee. 

To the collectors in co. Gloucester of the wool last granted. Order to 
supersede the demand for wool made upon the abbot of St. Peter's, 
Gloucester, for the manor of la Berton near Gloucester, as the king lately 
granted that manor by charter to the abbot and convent to hold at fee ferm, 
for rendering 48Z. yearly at the exchequer, in exchange for the advoAVSon of 
Wirardesbury church with the chapel of Langele Mareis, annexed to that 
church, in co. Buckingham, which the abbot and convent granted to the 
king by their charter. 

To the sheriff of Somerset and Dorset. Order to restore to John de Rale 
of Nettelcombe, knight, his lands with the issues thereof, as the king has 
pardoned him his trespass in departing from the army in parts beyond the 
sea without licence and contrary to the king's prohibition. 

By p.s. [18423.] 

To the sheriff of Worcester. Order to cause a coroner for that county to 
be elected in place of Roger de Wassebourn, who is so sick and broken by 
age that he cannot travail to exercise the duties of his office. 

To Geoffrey de W^ichyngham, mayor of London and escbeator there. 
Order to assign dower to John de Clopton and Cecily his wife, late the wife 
of William le Scrop, tenant in chief, of all the lands which belonged to 



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233 



1347. 



Moitbranc 1 — rout. 

William at his death, in the presence of William de Bohun, earl of 
Northampton, who has the custody of the said lands of the demise of 
Queen Phili])pa, to whom the kin,2: committed the custody of those lands 
until Richard, brother and heir of William le Scrop, should come of age, or 
of his attorney, if he choose to attend. 



Jan. 26. 
Elthaui. 



Jan. 27. 
Eltham. 



Jan. 26. 

Windsor. 



Jan. 27. 
Eltham. 



Jan. 29. 

Eltham. 



Jan. 30. 
Eltham. 



^JI■:.MBRANE Slrl. 

To Thomas de Melchebourn. Order to be before the council at West- 
minster on Monday, 12 February next, to treat before them concerning 
affairs before stated, and further to do what shall be ordained thereupon, 
and he shall not omit this upon pain of forfeiture. 

[Bcp. ]>i[initii of a Peer, iv. p. 562. J 

The like to nine others. [Ibid.] 

To Nicholas Gower, escheator in the liberty of Holdernesse, or to him who 
supplies his place there. Order to permit the tenants of the king's manor 
of Brustwyk, who hold in chief as of the honour of Albemarl, to have 
respite until Midsummer next for their homage due to the king. By C. 

The like to the same escheator for Ralph de Pensthorp. 

George Monbocher, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Thomas de 
Furnivall, lord of Halumshire, 100 marks ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Lincoln. 

William de Carleton, citizen of London, acknowledges that he owes to 
Roger de Cloune, clerk, 40/. ; to be levied etc. in co. Kent. 
Cancelled on payment. 

Richard de Clyvedon acknowledges that he owes to John de Eston, clerk, 
30/. ; to be levied etc. in co. Somerset. 

Robert Vyneter of ]\Iaydenstan acknowledges that he owes to the prior of 
Rochester 15/. ; to be levied etc. in co. Kent. 
Cancelled on paijment. 

Ralph Basset of Sapecote, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Richard 
de Thoresby, clerk, lOOv. ; to be levied etc. in co. Leicester. 
Cancelled on ]>ai/ment. 

Richard Kene of Croydon acknowledges that he owes to the prior of 
St. Mary's church, Suthwerk, 21/. ; to be levied etc. in co. Surrey. 
Cancelled on }>ayiiient. 

Peter son of Thomas de Melchebourn of Lenne acknowledges that he 
owes to William de Kelleseye, parson of Navenby church, 10/. ; to be levied 
etc. in CO. Norfolk. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Matthew de Sotheworth the elder, Thomas son of Gilbert de Sotheworth 
and John son of ^latthew de Sotheworth acknowledge that they owe to 
Robert de Horneby 6 marks ; to be levied etc. in co. Lancaster. 

Thomas de Bekeryng, knight, acknowledges that he owes to John de 
Veer of Thrapston, knight, and to Elizabeth daughter of Thomas, 80/. ; to 
be levied etc. in co. Nottingham. 

Cancelled on payment acUnoidedijed by the said FAi^abeth, e.vec utrijc oj John's 
irill. 



234 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1347. 



Jan. 3L 
Eltbam. 



Feb. 1. 
Eltham. 



Feb. 2. 
Windsor. 



Feb. 5. 

Eltham. 



Feb. 8. 
Reading. 



Feb. 9. 
Beading. 



Jan. 30. 

Eltham 



Feb. 7. 

Eltham. 



Miiiilinnir Ml*/ runt. 

William de Sharesbull the elder acknowledges that he owes to John de 
I'ulteneye, knight, 15/. ; to be levied etc. in co. Oxford. 

Ralph de Nevill acknowledges that he owes to Thom.as de Lucy, 2,000 
marks ; to bo levied etc. in co. i'ork. 
(Jancellcil on pai/niiiit. 

Thomas de Lucy acknowledges that he owes to Ralph de Nevill, 2,000 
marks ; to be levied etc. in co. Cumberland. 

Thomas Somenour of Donestaple acknowledges t^bat be owes to William 
Knyght, clerk, 10/. ; to be levied etc. in co. Bedford. 

John Tornegold, citi/en and iishmonger of London, acknowledges that 
he owes to William do Shiltwode, parson of Lamyhangel Orath church, 
80 marks; to be levied etc. in the city of London. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Walter in the Pitte of Ketcn, chaplain, acknowledges that he owes to 
Richard iMartyn, parson of St. Peter's church, Staunford, 10/. ; to be levied 
etc. in CO. Rutland. 

blaster Peter de Belegrave, parson of Esthaddon church, diocese of 
Lincoln, acknowledges that he owes to Robert de Holwell 8/. ; to be Jevied, 
in default of payment, of his lands and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in 
CO. Northampton. 

Cancelled on fiai/inent. 

John 8niale, clerk, acknowledges that he owes to David de Wollore, 
clerk, 100 marks : to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Gloucester. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Thomas Beuer of Walton near Aylesbury, acknowledges that he owes to 
Nicholas Pouere of Otyngton, 6 marks ; to be levied etc. in co. Bucking- 
ham. 

Walter de Apetborp of Staunford and Robert his son, acknowledge that 
they owe to Richard Martyn, parson of St. Peter's church, Staunford, 
20 marks ; to be levied etc. in co. Lincoln. 

The abbot of King's Beaulieu acknowledges for himself and his convent 
that they owe to Henry Russel of Salisbury, 300/. ; to be levied, in default 
of payment, of their lands and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in co. 
Southampton. 

Ca)irdli'd on payimnt. 

To the bailiffs of Colchester. Order to cause Arnald Vancutte of Blanke- 
bergh in Flaundres, arrested at the suit of Saier Lorimer and in their 
custody for false money called ' Lusshborus ' found in his ship at Colcestre, 
to come before the king, with all things touching that arrest, on the octaves 
of the Purification, to do and receive what the king's court shall determine, 
and to cause the said ship with all its tackle to be safely guarded so that 
they answer for the same when notified. By C. 

Walter de Farnedale, parson of Cpmerdon church, acknowledges that he 
owes to Richard de Leverton of Tykhill. 8/. ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of his lands and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in co. Sussex. 



21 EDWAEl) III.— Part 1. 



235 



1347. 

Jan. 30. 

Eltham. 



Feb. 6. 
'Beadi 



in" 



Feb. 6. 
Eltham. 



Mkmujiam-: nOil. 

To the sheriflf of Stafford. Order to notify John de Sutton of Duddek 
to be before the treasurer and barons of the exchequer at Westminster on 
Monday the first week of Lent next to answer there for a sum of 1701. and 
for his contempt, and further to do and receive what the kinf>;'s court shall 
determine, as althou^jh the kinu; ordered him to brincf to the Tower of 
London, the said sum, which he had acknowledged before the council that 
he owed to Adam de Peshale, who was beheaded for rebellion, and which 
belonged to the king by Adam's forfeiture, so that he should have it there 
on the morrrow of Hilary last, to be delivered by indenture to Robert de 
Mildenhale the king's clerk, supplying the place of the receiver of the 
money of the king's chamber, yet he did not care to do so. 

Hildebrand de London, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Nicholas 
de Haywode and Walter de Haywode, 50 marks ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of their lands and chattels in co. Wilts. 

Bartholomew Thomasyn, John de Pynselagre, John Coterel and Robert de 
Elsyngg acknowledge that they owe to Henry de Cosham 1,000 marks ; to 
be levied etc. in the city of London. 

Cancelled on pai/iiient. 

Enrolment of indenture made at London on Wednesday after the 
Purification, 21 Edward III, between Henry de Cosham of the one part and 
Bartholomew Thomasvn. John Pvnselagre, John Coterel and Robert de 
Elsyngg of the other part, testifying that whereas Bartholomew and the 
others are bound to Henry in 1,000 marks by the preceding recognisance, 
Henry grants that if James Norman, Philip Burgoign and Jountyn Gascoign 
cause to be released from prison at Pisa within the time contained in the in- 
denture Sir Robert de Bradeston, John de Seynt Filberd and William Dachet, 
and have them brought safely to Melan, so that this release be testified to 
Sir Thomas de Bradeston or to Henry in chancery by the letters close of 
the said Sir Robert and John, and also by a letter patent under their seals, 
within a month after the term of that release, then the said recognisance 
shall be null and void, and if the said release is disturbed by any cause, 
and Bartholomew and the others have Skvat de Sklat, Francis Bochell and 
of Lande Bardoil at the end of the month to be imprisoned in Gloucester 
castle if the keeper of the prison will receive them, so that they make no 
default, then the recognisance shall be null and void, but in any other case 
it shall remain in force. Dated as aforesaid. French. 

Meiniiiandum that Henry de Cosham and the said Bartholomew, John, 
John and Robert came into chancery on 6 February and acknowledged the 
preceding indenture. 

John Coterel and Robert de Elsyng acknowledge that they owe to Henry 
de Cosham 800^. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and 
chattels in the city of London. 

Cancelled on pai/wcnt. 

Enrolment of indenture made at London on Wednesday after the 
Purification, 21 Edward III, between Henry de Cosham of the one part, 
and John Coterell and Robert de Elsyngg of the second part, and James 
Norman, Philip Burgoign and Jountyn Gascoign of the third part, testifying 
that whereas Henry, James, Philip and Jountyn have delivered to John and 
Robert 200/. to be kept in equal hand, to be delivered in the following 
form, to wit : if James, Pliilip and Jountyn obtain the release from prison 
at Pisa within the prescribed time of Sir Robert de Bradeston, John de 
Seint Philbert and William Dachet and have them brought safely to 



23(5 



calp:ndar of close r.ou.s. 



1347 



Feb. 7. 

Eltham. 



Feb. 9. 
Reading. 



Feb. 27. 
Reading. 



Membrane SOil — cont. 

Melan, so that this release be testified to Thomas de Bradeston or to the 
said Henry in chancery [as ahnrel then the said 200/. shall be delivered to 
James, Philip and .Jountyn, but if not the 200/. shall be delivered to 
Henry, and in surety for that sum the said John and Robert are bound to 
Henry in 300/. by the precodin.t;: recognisance, and Henry j^rants that if 
they make livery of the 200/. in the form aforesaid, then the recognisance 
shall be null and void. Dated as aforesaid. French. 

Meinorunilnni that the said Henry and John Coterel, Robert de I'ilsyng; 
James Philip and Jountin came into chancery on G February and 
acknowledged the preceding indenture. 

To Roger Hillary, Richard de la Pole, and William de Chiltenhani, 
justices of assize in co. Worcester. Order to continue in the same state in 
which they now are all assizes of novel disseisin arramed against Almaric 
son of Nicholas le Cook of Evesham, the king's clerk, who is staying in the 
king's service in parts beyond the sea, so long as he shall remain in that 
service or until further order, in accordance with the ordinance. By C. 

The abbot of Dunkeswell acknowledges for himself and convent that they 
owe to Robert de Bradenhani and to William de Todenliam of London, 
mercer, 89/. Us-, ; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and 
chattels and ecclesiastical goods in co. Devon. 

William abbot of King'.s Beaulieu acknowledges for himself and convent 
that they owe to Edmund de Grymesby, clerk, 80/. ; to be levied etc. in 
CO. Southampton. 

Cancelled on paijtnent. 

John de Pavely, knight, acknowledges that he owes to W^illiam de 
Newenham, clerk, 5 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. Wilts. 

Cancelled on jiai/inent. 



Membrane ^^d. 

Enrolment of indenture made between Humphrey de Bohun, earl of 
Hereford and Essex, and Sir John de Pulteneye, knight, testifying that 
whereas John and ^largaret his wife, by a fine levied in the king's court, 
have granted to the earl the manor of Populer, and 2 water xnills with 
10 marks rent in Estsmethefeld, co. Middlesex, and the manor of Swafham 
Priour, co. Cambridge, and the manors of Plumpsted and Suthalle, co. Kent, 
and by a charter enrolled in the Gyhalle of London before the mayor and 
aldermen, they have also granted a messuage called le ' Coldeherberghere ' 
in the Avard of Dusgate in the said city, with all its lands extending from 
Thamisestrete towards le Heywharf, as is more fully contained in the 
charter, to hold for life wath reversion to John and his heirs, the earl has 
released to John all the said manors, mills, lands and rents to hold for 
fifty years from the date of these presents for rendering 80/. yearly 
at the house f)f Blauncheapelton, London, so that if the rent be in 
arrear the earl shall enter the said manors, etc. and detain all the 
goods and chattels found there as his own, and he or his executors 
shall retain the manors, etc. until the arrears have been fully paid, after 
which John shall enter the manor as his reversion, and if the earl does not 
enter the manor and dies when the payment is in arrear, John shall pay 
what is in arrear within four days of the earl's death, or the earl's executors 
shall hold the said manors, etc. until they are satisfied for the arrears, and 



•21 EDWARD III.— Paut 1. 237 



I o ^ - Meuibrane 29'/ — rout. 

134/. 

then John shall re-enter, and John will do all services to the chief lords of 

the fee during the said term. Witnesses : Sir Geoffrey de Say, Sir John 

de Northwode, Sir Robert de Bnrghcher, Sir John Fermer, Sir William de 

la More, Sir Hugh de Badowe, John Waleis, William Cloville. Dated at 

Plessi, CO. Essex, on Saturday after St. Peter in Cathedra, 21 Edward III. 

]''ir)icli. 

Mi'iiiorantlinn that both the earl and John came into chancery at London 
on 17 February and acknowledged the preceding indenture. 

Feb. 20. John de Stonore the elder acknowledges that he owes to Thomas de 

Reading. Canioys, knight, 100 marks; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. Oxford. 
CancilU'd i>n payment. 

Simon de ]\Ieryet acknowledges that he owes to John de Stonore 
800 marks ; to be levied etc. in co. Somerset. 

i 'anccUcd 0)1 payment. * 

Enrolment of release by Thomas de Camoys, knight, to Simon de Meriet 
and Master John de Middelton, clerk, and Simon's heirs, of all his right 
and claim in the manor of Bradeford near Taunton and in all its members 
and parcels as in Hele, and in the advowson of the church of that manor, 
in CO. Somerset. Witnesses ; Sir John de Pulteneye, Sir Pioger Plillary, 
Sir Ralph de Grey, knights, Walter Turk, Roger de Depham, William Box, 
Simon de Turnham of London, John de Bratton, John de Bradeston of 
CO. Somerset, John de Aulton, Henry Percehay. Dated at London in the 
parish of St. Peter Parvus, on Sunday after St. Valentine, 21 Edward III. 

^lemorandnm that Thomas came into chancery at Westminster on 20 
February and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Feb. 7. To the justices of the Bench. Whereas the king notified them by several 

WiiKlsor. writs, one dated 28 January and another 2.S January, that Edmund de 
Cornewaill amoved John de Kirkeby and John de Hale whom he previously 
put in his place to gain or lose in a suit before those justices between him 
and the king, that Edmund should permit the king to present a fit parson 
to Northorp church, and now the king is informed that the writ of the 28th 
day was delivered to the justices before the impetration of that of the 2Brd, 
and that Edmund learning afterwards that the writ of the 28th day could 
not be useful to him in his affair, suggested in chancery that it had been lost 
and he caused the writ of the 28rd to be delivered to the justices, that it 
might exclude the king from his right, suppressing the fraud devised by 
him in the matter, and by due examination made in chancery upon the 
impetration of those writs it is found that Edmund came into chancery on 
the said 28th day and amoved his said attorneys on that day, and after- 
wards at his suggestion and that of his attorneys that the writ of the 28th 
was lost, the writ of the 23rd was made and sealed, and it is not right that 
the amoving of the attornevs should be under another date than that on 
which it was done ; the king therefore orders the justices to cause the writ 
of the 23rd to be taken from their files, and if enrolled, cancelled, and 
further to proceed in that affair according to the law and custom of the 
realm, nothwithstanding the writ of the 23rd. By C. 

Feb. 22. John Gernoun of Sprouton acknowledges that he owes to Roger de 

Eeading. Aungervill, knight, 57/.; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in co. Suffolk. 
Cancelled on payment. 



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CALENDAR OF CLOSE ItOLLS. 



1347. 

Feb. 19. 
Reftding. 



Feb. 28. 
Reading. 

March 1. 

Reatling. 



Feb. 26. 

Rending. 



Mi'ivhrnnr 'i'dil- ri>nt. 

To William tie la Pole. Order to go to the council at London with all 
speed by day and night to speak with them upon certain .secret things 
specially touching the king, related by Ralph baron of Staftbrd and Master 
John do Thoresby to the said council, and further to do what shall be 
enjoined upon him on the king's behalf. By K. 

[Hep. Dii/Hiti/ iif a IWr, iv, ;>. 562.) 

The like" to John Howard. [Iln,l.\ 

Peter Agaz of Fulbek acknowledges that he owes to Kd'mundj de 
(n-ymesby, clerk, -IOn. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Lincoln. 

Richard de Bakhampton acknowledges that he owes to John de Scarle, 
clerk, 46.S. Hd.; to be levied etc. in co. Devon. 
(\iiircllc(l on pni/niritt. 

Enrolment of release by Giles son of Sir John Blaket, knight, to Sir John 
de Molyns, knight, and Egidia his wife of all his right and claim in the 
manors of Aston Bernard, Ilmere and Adynton, co. Buckingham, by reason 
of any yearly rent granted to him therein by John Blaket his father, with 
a general release. Witnesses : John Hamond, William Box, John de 
Anlton, Nicholas de Aumbresden, John Sergeant, John Edred, William de 
Berkhamsted, ]\Iartin Chaunceaux. Dated at London on 26 February, 21 
Edward IIL 

MemoniHtl 11)11 that Giles came into chancery at W^estminster on 1 ]\Iarch 
and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

To the sheriff of Southampton. Order to be before the council at 
London on Sunday next, to do what shall then be enjoyned upon him. 

ByK. 
The like to the following, to wit : 

1 homas de Foxle, constable of Wyndesore castle, for the same day. 
The constable of Rochester castle, for the same dlay. 
The constable of Rokyngham castle for 6 March next. 



MEMBRANE 28J. 

Feb. 9. Thomas Dru of South Lenne acknowledges that he owes to John le 

Beading. Moigne, vicar of Tiryngton church, 20/. ; to belevied, in default of payment, 

of his lands and chattels in co. Norfolk. — The chancellor received the 

acknowledgment. 

Feb. 10. John de Breosa of Luthburgh, knight, acknowledges that he owes to 

Reading. Edmnnd de Grymesby, clerk, 10 marks ; to be levied etc. in co. Lincoln. 

Enrolment of i-elease by John de Norwico, glover, and Alice his wife to 
Walter le Plummer of all his right and claim in a messuage in Dachette, 
16 feet of land pertaining thereto and Qd. rent yearly pertaining thereto. 
Witnesses : William de Wappenham, Robert de Dachet, Nicholas le 
Spurier, William Russel, John de Donyton. Dated at London in Fletstrete 
on Sunday before Midsummer, 7 Edward III. 

MfvioranditDi that John and Alice came into chancery at W^estminster on 
12 February and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Feb. 12. Benedict de Fulsham, citizen of London, acknowledges that he owes to 

Reading, William de Clyntou, earl of Huntyngdon, 30/. ; to be levied, in default of 

payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Kent. 

Cancelled on paifinent, acl,noirled(ied by iSiinon de (lei/nesburyh, the earl's 

yeneial attorney. 



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239 



1347. 

Feb. 13. 

Reading. 

Feb. 17. 

Reading. 



Feb. 17. 
Reading. 



Feb. 19. 
Reading. 



Feb. 21. 
Reading. 

Feb. 7. 
Windsor. 



Mt'inbranr 2H(/ -emit. 

Roger de Syferwast, knight, acknowledges that he owes to John de 
Syferwast, knight, 600/. ; to be levied etc. in co. Buckingham. 

John de Suthton, knight, lord of Dodele, acknowledges that he owes to 
Henry de Grene, the younger, lOOZ. ; to be levied etc. in co. Worcester. 

Enrolment of indenture testifying that whereas John de Suthton, knight, 
lord of Dodele, is bound to Henry de Grene, the younger, in 100/. by the 
preceding recognisance, Henry grants that the recognisance shall remain in 
force or be null upon the following conditions, to wit, that whereas William 
de Mogleston, knight, enfeoffed John with his manor of Raveneston, 
CO. Buckingham, under a form contained in certain indentures that if 
William should pay to John 100/. within sixteen years after the date of the 
enfeoffment he should re-enter the manor and hold it, or, if John held the 
manor for the said term in peace then the enfeoffment should be null, of 
which sixteen years six have now passed, of which manor John will enfeoff' 
Henry of all his estate in that manor and will cause Henry to have all 
the deeds and indentures made between him and William, with a deed by 
which William's wife enfeoffed him before the marriage, and a release of 
the manor of the eldest son of that wife with warranty, which release John 
has in his possession as he says, and all muniments touching the said 
manor, and he will complete all within the quinzaine of Easter next, and 
Henry grants that if John make the said enfeoffment and performs the rest 
of the said agreement, the recognisance shall be null, but if not it shall 
remain in force, and Henry grants that if William pay him 100/. or if he 
holds the manor quietly until the end of the said term, he will restore the 
manor with the muniments to William without delay. Dated at London 
on Saturday after St. Valentine, 21 Edward III. 

MfUiorandiiin that both Henry and John came into chancery at West- 
minster on 17 February and acknowledged the preceding indenture. 

Geoffrey de Pavely, parson of Westpirie church, acknowledges that he 
owes to Guy de Briane the younger, knight, 200/. ; to be levied, in default 
of payment, of his lands and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in co. 
Northampton. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Thomas de Pavely acknowledges that he owes to the said Guy 200/. ; to 
be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. North- 
ampton. 

Cancelled n)i payment. 

Henry de Cobham son and heir of Thomas de Cobham, knight, 
acknowledges that he owes to John archbishop of Canterbury 10/. ; to be 
levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Kent. 

Cancelled on payment, aclnundedyed by Fudwrt bishop of ClncJiester, executor 
of tlie said archbis/ioji's irill. 

Robert son of Ralph du Lay acknowledges that he owes to Edmund de 
Denum 100'!. ; to be levied etc. in co. j\Iiddlesex. 

To R. bishop of Salisbury. Request to direct the abbot of Reading and 
the other collectors of the triennial tenth granted by the clergy of 
the province of Canterbury in his diocese to cause that tenth to be 
paid with all speed for the third year for Martinmas term and also for 
the term of the Annunciation to those whom the king has appointed 
to receive it according to the form of the writs and tallies to the 
collectors, so that the king's affairs may not be retarded by his default, 



240 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 

1347. 



Mewhranc ISd — cant. 



as before the king's passage, the said bishops and the other prelates 
of the diocese [sk) of Canterbury agreed to anticipate the terms of payment 
of the third year of that tenth and pay it at Martinmas and the Annuncia- 
tion next, and although the king ordered the abbot and the other collectors 
to pay that tenth at the said Martinmas, yet they have not cared to do 
anything in the matter. 

Feb. 10; To R. bishop of Coventry and Lichfield. Tlie like order for the collectors 

Reading. of that tenth in his diocese. 

'llio like to the following, to wit: — 
Feb. 7. H. bishop of Rochester. 

Windsor. 

Feb. 20. To the abbot of la Hyde, near Winchester, one of the collectors of the 

Reading. biennial tenth last granted by the clergy in the bishopric of Winchester. 
Order to supersede the exaction made upon Richard de Corf, vicar of 
Portesmuth church, for his portion of that tentli, as Walter {sir) has besought 
the king to pardon him his said portion as the town of Portesmuth, whereof 
he ought to receive all the fruits of his benefice, has been for the most part 
burned and destroyed by the frequent incursions of the king's enemies, 
and the goods and chattels of the men of the town have been totally 
plundered and eloigned by the said enemies, whereby Richard is so 
impoverished that he hardly has wherewith to maintain himself, wherefore 
the king has pardoned him his said portion. P)y the keeper and C. 

Feb. 18. To R. bishop of Chichester. Order to be at Westminster on 8 March 

Readinj,'. next, to treat with the prelates and other magnates of the council upon 

certain affairs touching the state and defence of the reahn and the king's 

wars and to give his counsel. By K. and C. 

[lU'p. JUitniti/ of a I'ciT, iv, p. 562.] 

The like to the following, ' initial is mutaiuUs ' : — 

R. bishop of Bath and Wells and four other bishops. 

John de Warenna earl of Surrey and seven other earls. 

The abbot of Battle and nineteen other abbots. 

The prior of St. John of Jerusalem in England. 

The prior of Christ Church, Canterbury, and three other priors. 

John de Pulteneye and seven others. [Ibid,] 

MEMBRANE 21(1. 

Enrolment of acknowledgment of receipt by Thomas Flemyng of 
Newcastle-xipon-Tyne, merchant, from Roger de Frowyk, spicer, and John 
Osekyn, vintner, citizens of London, of 500/. to traffic therewith for their 
profit, from the date of these presents until 6 May following and to pay 
the said siim with the profit on that day to Roger and John or to their 
attorney, in the city of London, for the performance of which he binds all 
his goods, moveable and immoveable. Dated at London on 2 March, 
21 Edward III. 

Meiiiniandiiiii that Thomas came into chancery at London on 2 March 
and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Feb. 7. To William de Shareshull and his fellows, justices of assize in co. 

Eltham. Southampton. Order to continue in the same state in which it now is the 
assize of novel disseisin which John de Peyton, knight, and Eleanor his 
wife arranie before thern for tenements in Cilchestre, against Peter de 
Cusancia, knight, and others contained in the original writ, while Peter is 
staying in the king's service in parts beyond the sea, or until further order, 
in accordance with the ordinance. By C. 



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241 



1347. 

Feb. G. 
Elthain. 



Feb. 8. 
Flltham. 



Feb. 2. 
Reading. 



March 6. 
Eeading. 



March 5. 
Heading. 



Jan. 30. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 21d — cont. 

To William de Thorp, Roger de Baukwell, and Thomas de Sibthorp, 
justices of assize in co. Warwick. Like order, 'inntatis niiitanilia,' with 
respect to the assize of novel disseisin which Fulc de Bermyngeham, knight, 
arrames before them against Thomas Frank, who is staying in the king's 
service in parts beyond the sea, and others contained in the original writ, 
for tenements in Aspeleye, which is pending undiscussed before them. 

ByC. 

To William de Tliorp and his fellows, justices of assize in co. Nottingham. 
Like order, ' )iiiitafts imttamlis,' with respect to the assize of novel disseisin 
which John de Bughton of Bildeswath arrames before them for tenements 
in Bughton against John Burdon of ^lapelbek, who is staying in the king's 
service in parts beyond the sea in the company of John IJarcy ' le fitz ' by 
the king's order. By the testimony of John Darcy ' le pier.' 

Brother Philip de Thame, prior of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem 
in England, acknowledges for himself and the brethren of the Hospital that 
they owe to James de Thame, citizen of London, 250 marks ; to be levied, 
in default of payment, of their lands and chattels and ecclesiastical goods 
in CO. Middlesex. — John de Dyngeleye received the acknowledgment by 
writ. 

Cancelled on pai/inent. 

Master William de Rameseye, citizen and plasterer of London, and 
Thomas de Honylane of Enefeld acknowledge that they owe to Nicholas 
Poure 10/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels 
in CO. Middlesex. 

Nicholas Poure acknowledges that he owes to Master William de 
Rameseye, citizen and plasterer of London, 20/. ; to be levied etc. in co. 
Oxford. 

To the warden of the Flete prison or to him who supplies his place. 
Order to release John Goldbetere from that prison by a mainprise, as Henry 
Picard and John de Stodeye of London have mainperned before the council 
for John, who was summoned before the council because on 3 October in 
the 11th year of the reign, he took 10 sarplars of wool containing 9 sacks 
6 stones from the port of Kyngeston upon Hull to the parts of Durdraght, 
contrary to the proclamation, to have him before the council on that day to 
do and receive what shall then be ordained. 

To the consuls, townsmen and lawful men of Strallessount. Whereas at 
the suit of Simon Lambright of Hecham showing that certain ships called 
' doggers ' sent to sea by him to catch fish for the maintenance of the 
people of England at divers times, had been taken by certain malefactors 
and pirates of that town and of the towns of Lubyk, Camp and Radestok in 
Estland, and Stavere, Hamburgh and Swale in Friselond, the fishermen and 
mariners of the ships being killed and the goods found therein, to no small 
value, plundered, without any satisfaction being made, and Simon beseech- 
ing the king to provide a remedy, the king caused investigations to be made, 
and by inquisitions taken thereupon it is found that on Monday after 
St. Gregory the Pope in the 7th year of the reign, certain malefactors of 
the said towns, whose names are not known, attacked a ship of Simon 
called 'la Kleyne' of Hecham, price 60/. with the tackle, and on Thursday, 
before the Invention of the Holy Cross in the 9th year they attacked 
another ship of his called 'la Grace' of Hecham, price 110/. with the 
tackle, and on Monday after the Ascension in the 12th year of the 
reign, they attacked another ship of his called ' la More ' of Hecham, 



11483 



Q 



242 CALENDAR OF CL08E ROLLS. 



1347. 



Mciiihronc lid — lont. 

price 120Z. with the tackle ; and on Wednesday after the Translation 
of 8t. 'I'honias the Martyr followinjf they attacked a ship of Simon 
called ^ la Sladot/f/c ' of Hecham, price 110^. with the tackle; and on 
Tuesday after Midsunmicr in the IGth year of the reign they attacked 
another ship of his called ' la Jmu-ttf ' of Thornham, price 200/. witli the 
tackle, and on Tuesday after Trinity in the IHth year of the reign, Daniel 
Deuelessone of Camp and other malefactors of the said towns attacked a 
ship of Simon called ' la llurr ' of Hecham, price 100/., laden with Simon's 
fish, victuals and other goods to the value of 2,060/. when returning to 
I'jngland, near the sea coast, and they killed certain of the mariners and 
fishermen of those ships and drowned others in the sea, and carried off" the 
fish, goods and victuals without any satisfaction heing made to Simon, to 
his damage of 3,000/., the king therefore requests the said consuls and 
others to consider these damages and after consulting the consiils and other 
lawful men of the said towns to cause due and speedy justice to be done to 
Simon, as the king would do for their townsmen and merchants in like 
case, so that it may not behove the king to provide Simon with another 
i-emedy through their default. 

The like to the following, to wit: — 

The consuls etc. of Lubyk. 

The consuls etc. of Camp. 

The consuls etc. of Radestok. 

The consuls etc. of Stavere. 

The consuls etc. of Hambiirgh. 

The consuls etc. of Swale. 



MEMBRANE 26(/. 

Feb. 10. To the sheriff of Somerset. Order to cause proclamation to be made 

Beading. that no merchant or other person whatsoever shall cause any ships or boats 
to be laded or unladed with wool, hides and merchandise in the waters of 
Radeclift', Newenham and Inglessax in that county, or elsewhere except at 
the quay of Briggewauter or Bristol upon pain of the forfeiture of such 
wool and merchandise, and if he find any doing this after the proclamation, 
he shall cause them to be arrested together with the ships, wool and 
merchandise, and kept safely until further order, and he shall not omit this 
upon pain of forfeiture, as the king is informed that he is defrauded of a 
great quantity of the customs and subsidies on wool, hides, fells and 
merchandise because several ships are laded and unladed in the said waters. 

By C. 

Feb. 20. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to supersede the 

Reading. demand made upon Master John de Offord, the king's clerk, and William 
Croyser for the issues of the manors of Hynewyk, Pabenham and Farendissh 
from the time of the death of Thomas de Pabenham, tenant in chief, 
or for rendering account therefor, until a plea thereupon, moved before the 
king, has been discussed, or imtil further order, as the king lately granted 
to John the custody of all the lands vv^hich belonged to Thomas, and which 
were in the king's hand by reason of the minority of Thomas's heir, to 
hold until the heir should come of age, for rendering the true value of those 
lands to the king, and afterwards, with John's assent, the king granted the 
custody of the said manors to William, except a carucate of land in the 
manor of Farendissh and the advowson of the church of that manor, which 
said manors are parcel of the lands in the king's hand and granted to 
John as aforesaid, to hold during pleasure so that he should answer at the 



21 EDWAED III.— Part 1. 243 



1347. 



Membrane 26^/ — cont. 



exchequer for the issues thereof if they ought to pertain to the king, and 
the said William and Alice his wife, late the wife of Thomas, claim to hold 
the said manors and the manor of Thenford, co. Northampton, which 
belonged to Thomas at his death, for the life of Alice, by a fine levied in 
the king's court during Thomas's life, and a plea upon that claim is pending 
between the king and William and Alice. By C. 

^larch 8. John de Thornhull, parson of Raureth church, diocese of London, 
Reading. acknowledges that he owes to William de Gaytegang, clerk, 20 marks; 
to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels and ecclesias- 
tical goods in CO. Essex. 
Cancelled on payment. 

Enrolment of grant by John Pyncelegle of Genoa, citizen of London, 
and Katherine his wife to William atte Castelle, citizen and haubergier of 
London, of all that tenement with its appurtenances which they formerly 
held jointly of the gift and enfeoffment of Richard son and heir of Thomas 
Brian called ' Fairher ' of Suthwerk, in the marsh of the bishop of 
Winchester in the parish of St. Margaret, Suthwerk, situate in breadth 
between the highway upon the bank of the Thames towards the north and 
the tenement of William atte Fen which belonged to John Hauekyn, 
towards the south, and in length from the highway called ' la Melleweye ' 
towards the east, to the tenement which belonged to Lucy Waryn towards 
the west. Witnesses : Alan Ferthyng, Geoffrey Pecok, Richard Feirher, 
Richard de Rothyng, Robert de Daventre, Thomas Payn, John de 
Idyngham. Dated at Suthwerk on Monday the feast of St. Gregory the 
Pope, 21 Edward III. 

Memorandum that John and Katherine came into chancery at West- 
minster on the said day and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Enrolment of release by Nicholas de Pelham to John Eustace of Aston- 
clinton of all his right and claim in all the lands and rents which may 
come to him by hereditary right after the death of John de Pelham his 
brother, in the parish of Trenge and the towns of Aldebury, Pendele and 
Wygenton. Witnesses : John Aynel, Thomas de Abyndon, Robert de 
Chetindon, William de Merston, Philip Wederore. Dated at Trenge on 
Sunday, 18 March, 21 Edward III. 

Memorandum that Nicholas came into chancery at the church of 
St. Clement Danes without the bar of the New Temple, London, and 
acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Enrolment of release by Maurice de Berkele and Edward de Sancto 
Johanne ' le neveu,' to Richard earl of Arundel, of all their right and 
claim in the castle, town and manor of Arundell, co. Sussex, the manor of 
Estdeu and Sangelton in the same county, the manor of Stansted and 
Bourne in the same county, the manor of Palyngham, Donhurst and Leghe 
in the same county, the manor of Wollayngton, Graf ham and Alveredesham 
in the same county, the manor of Leuemenstre in the same county, the 
manor of Cockyng in the same county, the manor of Polyng in the same 
county, the manor of Northstoke in the same county, the manor of Wepham 
in the same county, the manor of Ofham in the same county, the manor of 
Storneton in the same county, the manor of Preston in the same county, 
the manor of Esthamptonet in the same county, and in the castle, town 
and manor of Clone in the march of Wales, the castle, town and manor of 
Osewaldestre in the same march, the manor of Ruton in the same march 
and the manors of Bokenhull, co. Salop, the manor of Clombury in the 
same county, the manor Dodynton in the same county, the manor 



244 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1347 



March 21 
Iteacling. 



March 6. 
Keadinsr. 



March 20. 
Reading. 



Mcinbrane 26'/ — cont, 

ol Hethe in the same county, the manor of Stretton in the same 
county, the manor of Wosthope in the same county, the manor 
of Lidleye in the same county, the manor of Conede in the 
same county, the manor of Acton Rounde in the same county, the 
manor of Wroxcestre in the same county, the manor of Upton in the same 
county, the manor of DaUle in the same county, the castle, town and 
manor of Shrewardyn in the same county, the manor of Trof,'ford and 
IIoulo, CO. Chester, the manor of ('hepyn,f,'norton, co. Oxford, the manor of 
Wenge, co. Buckingham, the manor of ]\Iilham, co. Norfolk, the manor of 
Kyvele, co. Wilts, the moiety of the manor of Bulkynton in the same 
county, the manor of Knyghton in the same county, and in the manors of 
Westhamptonet, Wolbedyng, Pynkhurst, Foer and Overfold, co. Sussex, 
the manor of High Rothyng, co. Essex, the manor of Ouesham in the 
same county, the manor of Pritewell in the same county, the manor of 
Gynge Margarete in the same county, the manor of Wolfhamstou in the 
same county, the manor of Childescanefeld in the same county, the manor 
of Alghamston, co. Salop, the manor of Hyntes in the same county, the 
castle, town and manor of Castleacre, co. Norfolk, the manor of Beston in 
this same county, the manor of Tyborn, co. Middlesex, and the manor of 
Medmenham, co. Buckingham, to hold with the knights' fees, advowsons 
and all other things pertaining thereto. Witnesses: John de Bohun of 
i\Iidlmrst, Edward de Sancto Johanue, Thomas de Brewose, Roger 
Lestraunge, John Lestraunge, John de Leyburn, .John son of John de 
Cherleton, Thomas West, Walter de Hopton, Baldwin de Frivill, John le 
Botiller. Dated at Arundell on Saturday after SS. Peter and Paul, 19 
Edward III. 

MrijKiiamhiin that the king by writ of privy seal dated near Caleys on 
30 January ordered the chancellor to cause the preceding deed, Avhich 
]\laurice and Edward acknowledged before the king on that day, to be 
enrolled, and it is enrolled by virtue of that order. 

William de Aumarle, knight, acknowledges that he owes to John Gogh, 
parson of Slapton church, 17 marks lis-. 8il. ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Devon. 

To Thomas Fabel, Edmund Botiller, Thomas Bastard and the sheriff of 
Essex. Order, upon pain of forfeiture, to be attendant upon levying and 
collecting 40s. of all knights' fees in that county whether held of the king 
or of others for the aid to make the king's eldest son a knight, for which 
and other things the king appointed them and John de Boys, without 
awaiting John's presence, so that answer for the money of the aid be made 
speedily to the king, that his affairs be not retarded, whereby he would 
have cause to punish them, as John cannot be attendant upon the premises, 
as has been testified before the Council by trustworthy persons, wherefore 
the king has discharged him thereof. By C. 

To the abbot and convent of Thame. Order to send a strong horse not 

{('iiitinii) to chancery to carry the rolls, so that it be there on the 

quinzaine of Easter next, to be delivered to David de Wolloure, keeper of 

the said rolls. By K. 



Membuake 25(1. 

March 9. John de Staunton, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Richard de 

Beading. Thoresby, clerk, 10 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in co. Essex. 
Cancelled on payment. 



21 EDWARD III.— Pakx 1. 



245 



1347. 

March 14. 
Heading 



March 17. 
Keadinjr. 



March 14. 

lleadiiiK. 



March 19. 
Heading. 



Metiibrani' 25(1 — amt. 

David de btitt'ord ackuowledges that he owes to John de Marton, clerk, 
10/. : to be levied etc. in co. Essex. 
Camelled on i>a>j)nent. 

John Gogh, clerk, acknowledges that he owes to Richard de Thoresby, 
clerk of the hanaper, %l. 9s. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in co. Devon. 

L'amelled on iiaijment. 

Enrolment of indenture made at London on 16 March, 21 Edward III, 
between the king and Sir John de Mountgomery testifying that John has 
undertaken the office of admiral towards the west, and he will be one of 
thirty men at arms, including nine knights and a banneret and he will also 
have with him thirty archers and will take the ciistomary wages of war for 
himself and the said men and 8'/. a day for each archer, and will be paid 
those wages for the first quarter, beginning at Easter next, and if it behove 
him to increase the said number of his men by sudden news of enemies 
he may retain more men during the necessity at the same wages, paid 
quarterly, and of the forfeitures which occur while John holds the office 
one half shall go to the king and the other half to the admiral, and the 
king undertakes to keep all the agreements with John, and if he be not paid 
as aforesaid he shall certify the king or his council thereof, and if he is not 
then paid within a month he may leave his office and intermeddle no 
further therewith. French. 

A like indenture to Sir John Howard for the admiralsliip towards the 
North for as many men, of whom six shall be knights and one a banneret. 
French. 

To the sheriffs of London. Order, upon sight of these presents, to 
cause proclamation to be made that merchants and other subjects of the 
king who wish to complain of damages inflicted by the subjects of the king of 
Castile, whether by land or by sea, shall go before the seneschal of Gascony, 
Bernard Ezii, lord of Lebret, the mayor and constable of Bordeaux, 
appointed with other lieges to hear them, with the commissary of the said 
king of Castile, at Bayonne, at Midsummer next, to lay their complaints 
and further to do and receive what shall seem just in the matter, as the 
king has appointed the said lieges to hear and determine such claims Avith 
the said commissary, and also the complaints laid against the king's 
subjects by those of the said king. By C. 

[Feeder a. '] 

The like to all the sheriffs of England. [Ihid.] 

To the sheriff' of Devon. Order not to demise any distraints taken by 
the collectors of the biennial tenth and fifteenth last granted in that county 
by any plevin or to hold any plea or processes thereupon, but to aid them 
in levying and collecting the tenth and fifteenth, causing proclamation to be 
made that no lords of liberties shall presume to release any distraints made 
by the collectors in their liberties by such plevin, upon pain of the loss of 
their liberties or to hold any pleas or processes thereupon, but shall permit 
the collectors to make distraints there until the tenth and fifteenth are fully 
paid, as the king is informed that Ivo de Fishacre and Ralph Brit, the 
collectors in that county, have taken divers distraints from men of the 
county who have refused to pay the tenth and fifteenth and at the 
plaint of those from whom the distraints were made the sheriff has 
demised the distraints by plevin, and has held a plea and made various 
processes thereupon. By C. 



246 



CALENDAll OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1347. 



March 13. 
Eeading. 



March 12. 



Ecad 






Membrane 2ocl — cunt. 

Enrolment of release by William de Lambheth, the king's clerk, to 
Henry de Hatton, his kinsman, of all his right and claim in all the lands 
and rents with their appurtenances which he lately granted to Henry and 
confirmed by his charter of enfeofli'ment, in the parish of St. Mary, 
Northlambheth. Witnesses : Walter le Bakere, Thomas Ode, .John de 
Stodham, .John Sparwe, l^ichard le Botiller. Dated at Northlambheth on 
Tuesday after the Annunciation, 21 Edward III. 

MemoraniUuii that William came into chancery at London on 27 March 
and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

To John Darcy, constable of the Tower of London, or to him who 
supplies his place. Order to receive Walter de Maundevill of Ireland, 
knight, taken in the king's army before Caleys, brought to England by 
Guy de Bryan and delivered to John de Dale, the king's serjeant at arms, 
to be taken to the Tower, from the said John, and to keep him safely 
until further order. By p.s. 

{Ftedem.'] 

To the same. Order to deliver Master Nicholas de Staneweye, who is 
detained in the Tower at the suit of John de Veer, earl of Oxford, for a 
prisoner of France, taken in France, brought to England and eloigned by 
him, it is said, to John Oliver of Staneweye, who has mainperned for him 
with the earl's consent. By C. 



MEMBRANE Mel. 

March 11. Ralph, baron of Stafibrd, knight, acknowledges that he owes to John le 
Reading. Straimge of Whitchirche 1,000^ ; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
his lands and chattels in co. Stafford. 

John le Straunge of Whitchirche, knight, acknowledges that he owes 
to Ralph, baron of Stafford 500 marks ; to be levied etc. in co. Salop. 

Enrolment of indenture made between Sir Ralph, baron of Stafford and 
Sir John Lestraunge of Whitchirche. testifying that it is agreed between 
them that Fouke, John's son, between now and Whitsuntide next shall 
marry Elizabeth, Ralph's daughter, and John shall enfeoff' Fouk and 
Elizabeth with 200 marks of land in the counties of Salop and Chester, to 
hold to themselves and the heirs of their bodies, with reversion to John in 
default thereof, and of the remainder of the lands with the fees and 
advowsons which John holds whether jointly with Enkarette his wife or 
alone, except 100^. of land which are not of the manors of Whitchirche, 
Dudyngton, Corfham, or Chalkton, which he holds alone, John and his 
wife shall enfeoff' by fine Richard de Brewode, chaplain, William de Biker- 
ton, clerk, and William's heirs, so that after John's death the said tenements 
shall remain to Fouk and his heirs by Elizabeth, or in default, to John's 
right heirs, and of the lands, fees and advowsons held jointly by John and 
Enkarette, Richard and William shall grant them by fine to John and 
Enkarette to hold for their lives, with remainder as aforesaid and Ralph for 
the said marrioge shall give John 1,000L, to wit 500 marks at Whitsun next, 
500 marks at the quinzaine of Michaelmas following and 500 marks at the 
quinzaine of Easter following, and if John fail in the said agreement or 
Ralph pay the 1,000Z. to him as aforesaid, then the preceding recognisance 
for 1,000Z. shall be null and void, and Ralph grants that if Elizabeth live to 
the age of thirteen years then the preceding recognisance for 500 marks made 
to him by John shall be null and void, and Ralph shall purchase at his cost 



21 EDWAKD liL— Part 1. 



247 



1347. 



March 15. 
EeadinL'. 



March 17. 
Reading. 



March 12. 
Eeading. 



March 20. 
Keading. 



March 18. 
Ileadiuf'. 



March 15. 
Beading. 



Membrane 24(/ — vont. 

from the king a charter of hcence that John may enfeoff Foak and Ehzabeth 
with the said 200 marks of laud to hold as aforesaid, and that Fouk and 
Elizabeth, after they are married, shall remain at John's charge imtil 
Elizabeth is of the age of thirteen, and that John shall have the ward of the 
200 marks of laud until Elizabeth has reached that age. Witnesses: Sir 
William de Clynton, earl of Huntingdon, Sir William de ShareshuU, Sir 
Richard de Stafford, Sir Thomas de Ferers, and Master Edmund Mortayn. 
Dated at London on 12 March, 21 Edward III. French. 

Memorandum that both Ralph and John came into chancery at London 
on 12 March, and acknowledged the preceding indenture. 

Enrolment of release by William Oliver, citizen and ' stockfisshmongere ' 
of Loudon, to Henry de Braghyng, citizen and ' stokfisshmongere ' of 
London, of all his right and claim in all the lands which Henry lately held 
of his grant in the towns and parishes of Camerwelle and Pecham, co. Surrey. 
Witnesses : John Lovekyn, Walter de Mordon, Adam Lucas, John de 
Alton, William de Bradeleie, citizens of London, Henry de Bekwelle, John 
de Wye, Stephen de Bertlynghurst, Thomas Ode, Thomas Stameer. Dated 
at Camerwell on Tuesday the morrow of St. Gregory, 21 Edward III. 

Meinoranduiii that William came into chancery at Westminster on 
13 March, and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

William de Acton of Thresk acknowledges that he owes to John de 
Thresk, clerk, 71. 13s. 4(/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in co. York. 

Henry de Tides well of Staunford acknowledges that he owes to John de 
Pulteneye, knight, 5,000 marks ; to be levied etc. in co. Lincoln. 
Cancelled on payment. 

Roger de Wollesthorp of Grantham acknowledges that he owes to John 
de Pulteneye, knight, 5,000 marks : to be levied etc. in co. Lincoln. 
Cancelled on payment. 

To Richard de Kelleshull. Order to supersede until further order the 
taking of a jury between the king and William bishop of Norwich, which 
remains before Richard by writ of iiisi j>riiis by process made for certain 
contempts made by the bishop upon the king, it is said. By C. 

The like to the same Richard for Master John de and Master Simon 
de Sudbury. By C. 

Edmund de Cheyne, knight, acknowledges that he owes to William de 
Newenham, clerk, 16s. 8d. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. Somerset. 

Cancelled on payment. 

John de Moubray, knight, and Richard de Ardern of London, saddler, 
acknowledge that they owe to John de Bedeford, citizen and skinner of 
London, 250^ ; to be levied etc. in co. Bedford. 

Cancelled on payment. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer, Dublin. Order to supersede 
the demand made upon Bartholomew de Burgherssh and Elizabeth his 
wife, one of the daughters and heirs of Theobald de Verdon, or on their 
tenants for the debts in which Theobald was bound to the king at his 
death, if they find, upon inspecting the rolls and memoranda of the 
exchequer, that the king was satisfied for those debts, as Bartholomew and 
Elizabeth have shown the king that answer has been made to him for 
those debts, yet the treasurer and barons distrain them and their tenants 
to pay those debts. 



248 CALENDAR OF CLOSE liOLLS. 



23^'ji' Membrane 2i(l — cont,. 

March 22 To the collectors in co. Nottingham of the aid of 40.v. on all knights' 

Keading. f^gg jq make the king's eldest son a knight. Order to supersede the 
demand made upon Ralph de Neville for that aid for the lands wliich 
belonged to William de Ros, tenant in chief, and which are in the king's 
hand owing to tlie minority of his heirs, as for a certain suui paid down 
the king committed to Ralph the custody of the said lands to hold until 
the heir should come of age. By C. 

The like to the following, to wit : — 
The collectors in co. Lincoln. 
The collectors in co. Leicester. 
The collectors in co. Rutland. 

The collectors in co. Essex for the same Ralph for lands which belonged 
to Roger de Hnntyngfeld, 

May 12 The collectors in co. Northampton for Thomas de "N'trdon, Richard 

Reading Knyve and William de Seymor for the lands which belonged to 

Thomas Vavasour. 
The collectors in co. Northampton for Guy de Bryan for the lands 

which belonged to Robert Pavelv. 

July 16 The collectors in cos. Norfolk and Sufiolk, for Ralph de Nevill for the 

Heading lands which belonged to Roger de Huntyngfeld. 



MEMBRANE 23(/. 

Enrolment of indenture made between the king and Sir Henry Husee, 
testifying that Henry has undertaken to remain on the custody of the Isle 
of Wight until Michaelmas next with forty men at arms and sixty archers, 
at the king's wages, and he will begin to retain them there at the close of 
Easter next and will be provided with the wages as may be agreed between 
the treasurer and him. Dated at Westminster on 22 March, 21 Edward HI. 
Frettrh. [Feed era.] 

A like indenture made between the king and Henry Romyn for the custody 
of Caresbrok castle until Michaelmas with twenty men at arms and twenty 
archers, to begin at the said close of Easter. French. [Ibid.] 

Enrolment of indenture made before Caleys on 14 February, 
21 Edward III, testifying that Walter de Chiriton and Gilbert de Wende- 
lingburgh, for themselves and certain merchants, their fellows, will lend to 
the king 40,000 marks at Brugges in crowns {esci(^) at iOd. each, and the 
king grants that in all the ports of England where Henry Picard does not 
take 20s-. a sack, the said merchants shall receive the 20.s. in part payment 
of the 40,000 marks, and when Henry has been paid what is in arrear to 
him of that assignment, the merchants shall receive the 20.s. in all the 
ports of England, as Henry received the same, with all the customs and 
subsidies, except the assignment made to Tideman de Lymbergh of 6,000 
marks, for the king's household, and the assignments made to the queen 
and to Henry Picard, and the fees which are now assigned to the lordships of 
England, and the assignments made to Walter de Chiriton, Thomas de 
Swanland and their fellows, now fermors of the customs and subsidies for 
divers payments and loans which they have made for the king, and the 
8(/. a sack assigned to Matthew Canaceon ; and that the merchants shall 
receive what is assigned for the king's household upon the buttery and the 
great wardrobe after Tidman de Lymbergh has been paid the 6,000 marks 
aforesaid, and the 20^. after Henry Picard has been paid his assignment 



21 EDWAKD 111.— Part 1. 249 



1 ^4.7 Meinbranc 28^/ — cont. 

with all the other customs and subsidies, petty and tj;i"eat, until they aic 
fully paid the 40,000 marks ; and to make this loan the king grants that 
the merchants may enter 20,000/. of the debts -which he owes to them or 
to others, which they can buy, and that they shall have assignment for tiie 
same upon the tenths and fifteenths, so that the merchants shall choose in 
England ten or twelve prelates who shall be receivers of the tenths, and 
ten or twelve knights and Serjeants of counties, who shall be receivers of 
the fifteenths, and that all the tallies shall be levied in the name of the 
merchants and delivered to the receivers upon condition that they make 
surety to the merchants to receive the money assigned to them, and the 
receivers shall have no discharge towards the court by the tallies delivered 
to them before they have paid to the merchants the sums due to them and 
have received their acquittance, and the treasurer shall agree with the 
receivers what he will pay or allow to them for their costs ; and the king 
wishes 500 marks to be assigned upon the tenths and fifteenth to Gilbert 
de Wendlyngburgh, which he will lend to Sir William Stury, staying in 
Flanders, after the death of James de Artefeld for the charges and needs of 
the king in those parts, in part payment of what the king owes to him for 
his expenses therein, and in case the tenths and fifteenths do not suffice 
for the said 20,000/. and 500 marks, the merchants may levy and receive 
what is wanting of the customs and subsidies with the 40,000 marks until 
they are fully paid for all, and the merchants may freely buy wool and take 
it from the ports of Southampton and Bristuyt whither they will, rebating 
the amount of the custom and subsidy thereon in their assignment upon 
the tenth and fifteenth, and the king promises that no other assignment 
shall be made upon the customs and subsidies before they are fully paid all 
the said sums, and all the assignments shall be made to them before Easter 
next ; and for greater surety for the merchants the king wishes his great 
crown to be delivered to Walter and Gilljert to keep in England under the 
seals of the archbishop of Canterbury and the bishop of Winchester, the 
treasurer, until all the accomplishments of all the aforesaid conditions, and 
the merchants shall not be bound to pay any of the 40,000 marks until 
Walter and Gilbert have the said crown, and to assure this agreement, the 
king, the archbishop of Canterbury, the chancellor and treasi;rer of 
England, the earl of Northampton, Sir Eichard Talbot, the king's steward. 
Sir Bartholomew de Burgherssh, the king's chamberlain, and Sir John 
Darcy ' le fitz ' bind themselves and have set their seals to this. Dated 
before Caleys as aforesaid. French. 

March 10. '^'o the sherift" of Norfolk and Suffolk. Order to supersede until the 
Keading, quinzaine of Easter next the taking of the prior of Kerseye, releasing him 
without delay if he has already been taken, as although the king ordered 
the sheriff by wrif de jiuUcio to take the prior for a contempt for which he 
was convicted before the justices of the Bench, yet the king wishes to show 
favour to him that he may be able to observe Lent according to the rule of 
his order and that he may pray for the king and his lieges. By K. and C. 

March 26. Brother Ralph de Coventre, prior of Wolfricheston and proctor of the 

Keading. abbot and convent of St. Pierre sur Dives in Normandy, acknowledges that 

he owes to Thomas de Ferrariis, knight, 140/. ; to be levied, in default of 

payment, of his lands and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in co. Warwick. 

Enrolment of a bond by Henry de Hatton to William de Lambheth, the 
king's clerk, in 100/. as a loan to be paid to him or to his attorney showing 
these presents at London, at Michaelmas next, for which he binds the lands 
and rents Avhich he holds of Williaiii's gift and enfeoffment in the parish 



250 
1347. 



Feb. 12. 

Keadini' 



April 12. 
licadinf'. 



CALENDAlt OF CLOSE ROLLS. 

Meiiibrain' 28'/ — lont. 

of St. ^Mary, Northlaiiibhith. Dated at Northlainbhith on Friday after the 
Annunciation, 21 Edward IIL 

Meniuranditiii that Henry came into chancery at London on 80 March 
and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

John Serle is sent to the abbot and convent of Cerne, to receive such 
maintenance from that house for life as Peter Pulter, deceased, had there 
at the king's request. 

To the prior and convent of St. Peter's, Ipswich. Order to deliver to 
Agnes de Bedyngfeld their letters patent for such yearly pension for life 
from that house as Nichola late the wife of Gerard de Eltham used to 
receive there by the king's grank. By p.s. 



March 28. 
Beading. 



March 24. 
Beading. 



Membrane 22(1. 

Enrolment of indenture made between the king and William de Emeldon, 
clerk, testifying that whereas William will go in the company of Edward 
de Bailliol, king of Scotland, on the next voyage to Scotland, upon the 
custody of his great seal, and he will have in his company ten men at arms 
and ten archers, receiving 2-s. a day for himself, 12*/. for each of the men 
at arms and Ail. for each of the archers, to be paid for a quarter, amounting 
to G9^. 15s. 4^/. and 10/. as reward for the quarter, before he goes to 
Scotland, of the tenths and fifteenths granted beyond Trent, and W'illiam 
shall have his wages and reward quarterly, and for the time that he remains 
and does not go to war in Scotland, his wages of war shall cease, and his 
war horses shall be appraised before the clerk appointed for this by the 
king, and he shall have restitution for such horses lost in war in the 
company of the king of Scotland, and if it happen that victualling ships 
cannot reach William to revictual him, after he has entered Scotland, he 
may recover for this default in England until be can be better victualled, 
and then he shall be bound to recover in Scotland, and if he does not receive 
his wages as aforesaid, he may go wherever he wishes, and when the lords 
of Percy and Nevill return out of Scotland to England William shall not 
be bound to remain in the company of the king of Scotland, but may return 
freely to England ; and the king's council promises to keep the said agree- 
ment and that William's estate in chancery shall be kept for him while he 
is in that service. Dated at London on 18 March, 21 Edward III. French. 

John de Sherbourn, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Henry de 
Haydok, clerk, 6 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in co. Lancaster. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Brother Philip de Thame, prior of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem 
in England, acknowledges for himself and.the brethren of the hospital that 
they owe to Thomas Harewold, citizen of London, 400/. ; to be levied, in 
default of payment, of their lands and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in 
CO. Middlesex. — John de Dyngeleye received the acknowdedgment by Avrit. 

Cancelled on paijinent. 

Enrolment of indenture testifying that whereas brother Philip de Thame, 
prior of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem in England, is bound to 
Thomas Harewold, citizen of London, by the preceding recognisance in 
400/., Thomas grants that if the prior pay him or his attorney, in his 
dwelling house in London, on 22 July next, 1,450 gold Horins de Vccii {de 
scnto), then the recognisance shall be null and void, but otherwise it shall 
remain in force. Dated at London, on 30 March, 21 Edward III. 

Meinnranduin that the prior and Thomas came into chancery at London 
on 80 March and acknowledged the preceding indenture. 



21 EUWAlll) 111.— Part 1. 



251 



1347. 

April 5. 
Keadiii'' 



April 7 
Eeadinj?, 



Feb. 25. 

Iteading, 



April 6. 
Beading. 



April 21. 
Eeading 



Monbranc 22(/ — cont. 

Walter de Beverlaco, parson of Biscopthorp church, ackno^vledgc'S that 
he owes to John de llasen, clerk, 12/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, 
of his lands and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in co. Lincoln. 

To Richard de Kelleshull and his fellows, justices of assize inco. Bedford. 
Order to continue in the same state in which it now is the assize of novel 
disseisin which Roger la Zousch, knight, arrames before them for tenements 
in Toturnowe and Eyton against William Peterouge, the king's yeoman, and 
others contained in the original writ, while William remains in the king's 
service in parts beyond the sea or until further order, in accordance with 
the ordinance. By p.s. 

To Thomas de Heselarton, knight, and William Playce, knight. Order, 
upon pain of forfeiture, to be attendant upon the levying and collecting of 
the aid of 40n-. from all knights' fees in the East Riding, co. York, for 
making the king's eldest son a knight, for which the king lately appointed 
them together with the sherift" of York, and to do all other things contained 
in the king's letters to them, so that the sheriff, when present, and his 
ministers in his absence, may be attendant with them upon this, as the 
sheriff is attendant upon the choosing and arraying of archers and other 
men in that county for the war of Scotland and on divers other afl'airs 
touching that war, and the king does not wish the collecting and levying 
of the aid to be retarded by his absence. By K. 

The like to the following to wit: — 
John Waxand and John de Kilvyngton, collectors of the aid in the 

North Riding, co. York. 
John de Eland, knight, and John de Malghum, collectors of the aid in 
the West Riding, co. Y'^ork. 

Reginald de Cobham, knight, acknowledges that he owes to William de 
Wavere 200/.; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in CO. Kent. 

(Cancelled on payment. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to receive John de 
Westbrok and Walter de Notehurst as the attorneys of William Trussel to 
render his accounts and to gain or lose in all suits moved against him in 
the exchequer, as he is bound to the king in divers accounts for the time 
when he was escheator this side Trent and for divers other causes, and he 
is so weak and feeble that he cannot render those accounts in person. 

By C. and David de Wollore received the attorneys. 



MEMBRANE 21(/. 

March 81. To John de Dalton, knight. Order, upon pain of forfeiture, to have 
Reading. Margery de la Beche, without injury to her person, before Lionel, keeper 
of England, and the king's council, at Westminster, with all possible speed, 
so that she be there on Wednesday after the quinzaine of Easter at latest, 
to do and receive what shall there be determined, as a cry has reached the 
king that John and others of his confederacy have abducted by armed force 
the said Margery, joined in lawful wedlock to Gerard del Isle, on the holy 
day of Good Friday before dawn, at her manor of Beaumes near Redynges 
where Lionel was then staying, within the rod of the marshalsea of the said 
keeper, to the terror of the said keeper, of the king's other children with 
him and of all the people of those parts. By the keeper and C. 

[Fcedera.] 



•25-2 



CALENDAll OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1347. 



March 10. 
Eeadint'. 



Feb. 8. 
llcivding. 



March 12. 

Heaclin''. 



March 12. 
Reading. 



April 14. 
Reading 



April 25. 

Reading. 



Membrane 21'/ — cdhK 
To Matthew Haydok, knight. The like order. By the keeper and C. 

The like to the following, to wit : — 

^Villianl Trussel son of John Trussel, knight. 
Edmund de Mamcestre, knight. [lbi(L] 

To ( I lies de Cogenho, knight. Order, upon pain of forfeiture to be 
attendant upon the collection and levying of the aid of 4.O.S. of all knights' 
fees in co. Northampton for making the king's eldest son a knight, so that 
he answer for the money at the excheqiier, as the king appointed him, the 
sherift" of Northampton and John de Waldegrave for this. 

To the collectors in co. Kent of the aid for making the king's eldest son 
a knight. Order to supersede the demand made upon the master and 
brethren of the hospital of St. Mary, Ospreng, for that aid, as the king 
granted by charter that they should be quit of all aids, contributions and 
tallages granted to him. By C. 

To John Darcy, constable of the Tower of London, or to him who 
supplies his place. Order to deliver William Douglas, a Scot, imprisoned 
in the Tower, to Thomas de Aspale, sherift" of Southampton, whom the 
king has ordered to receive him and take him to Winchester castle to be 
imprisoned there until further order. By K. and C. 

[i' '«■(/('/■«.] 

The like to John de Cobham, constable of Rochester castle, to receive 
Duncan Macdowel and keep him in prison there in the form aforesaid. 

The like to John Darcy or to him who supplies his place to deliver 
Duncan son of Duncan Macdowel to John de Cobham, constable of 
Rochester castle. [Ibid.'] 

To the slierift' of Southampton. Order to receive William Douglas, a 
Scot, from John Darcy, constable of the Tower of London, or from him 
who supplies his place, and take him to Winchester castle, to be detained 
there until further order. By K. and C. 



To Thomas de Foxle, constable of Wyndesore castle, or 
supplies his place there. Order to receive William de 
Walter de Haliburton, Scots, from John Darcy, constable of 
London, or from him who supplies his place, take them 
castle and keep them in separate places there under safe 
further order. 

[Finlera.'] 

The like to John de Cobham, constable of Rochester castle, 
supplies his place, to receive Duncan Macdowel, a Scot, [lb 



to him who 
Ramesey and 

the Tower of 
to Wyndesore 
custody, until 

By K. and C. 

or to him who 
id.] 



To John Darcy, constable of the Tower of London, or to him who 
supplies his place. Order to deliver William de Rameseye and Wiilter de 
Haliburton, Scots imprisoned in the Tower, to Thomas de Foxle, constable 
of Wyndesore castle, whom the king has ordered to receive them [rt.s abuce]. 

By K. and C. 

To the sherift" of York. Order to cause a regard to be made in the forest 
of Oaltres in that county, so that it be made before St. Peter ad Vincula 
next, according to the form of the capitula which the king sends to him. 

Capitula. 

Adam de Everyngham, of Laxton, knight, acknowledges that he owes to 
Hugh de Hastinges, knight, 40^. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
his lands and chattels in co. York. 



•21 EDWARD III.— Part 1. 



253 



1347. 
Feb. 6. 
Reading. 



April 13. 
Reading. 



April 12. 

Reading. 



April 1. 
Reading. 



MEMIWANE 20(1. 

To the mayor and sheriffs of London. Order to dearrest without delay 
all the goods of Lewis Bochele, Francis Boehel, Bonaiutus Loupre, Hkiatus 
de Sklates, Gauichius de Gyuisano and Landus Bardoil, merchants of Luca, 
arrested by them by virtue of the king's order, and deliver them to those 
merchants to do their pleasure therewith until further order, as the king 
ordered the mayor and sheritis to arrest those goods because the merchants 
did not obtain the release of Robert son of Thomas de Bradeston and of Jolin 
de bancto Philberto, imprisoned at Pisa, as they undertook to do, but he 
gives the present order for certain causes shown before the council. By C. 

The like to Richard Lacer, late mayor of London, and to Edmund de 
Hemenhale and John de Gloucestrj^iaj, late sheriffs of London. 

To Bartholomew Thomasyn, Nicholas atte Merssh, William Aileward, 
John Underwode, John Coterel, William deDerhiimand Robert de Elsyng, 
merchants of London. Order to deliver all the goods of the said merchants 
of Luca in their custody which the king ordered them to keep safely until 
further order, to the said merchants, to do their pleasure therewith, as 
Bartholomew and the others mainperned that the said merchants would 
obtain the release within a certain time of Robert son of Thomas de 
Bradeston, John de Sancto Philberto and William Dachet, imprisoned at 
Pisa. By C. 

The like to the following, to wit : — 
Naddus Manny, merchant of Florence. 

Anthony Usus Maris, Anthony Citeroun, Anthony Bache and Francis 
Bache, merchants of Genoa. 

John de Wesenham, citizen and merchant of London, acknowledges that 
he owes to Richard Lacer, citizen of London, and to William de Penbrugg 
700/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
CO. Norfolk. 

Camdlcd on paiimcnt. 

John Hervy, merchant of Asshebourn, acknowledges that he owes to 
the same Richard and William 700/. ; to be levied etc. in co. Derby. 
Cancelled on iiaijnient. 

Robert Burghcher, knight, of co. Essex, acknowledges that he owes to 
Thomas de Holbroke, knight, 500/. ; to be levied etc. in co. Essex, 

Thomas de Holbroke, knight, of co. Suffolk, acknowledges that he owes 
to Robert Burghcher, knight, 500/. ; to be levied etc. in co. Suffolk. 

To the justiciary of Ireland or to him who supplies his place. Order to 
deliver to Joan late the xsite of Roger de ^lortuo Mari, earl of March, or to 
her attorney, her liberty of Trym in Ireland together with the issues and 
profits thereof, certifying the king in chancery why the liberty was tiiken 
into the king's hand and of all his action in the matter, so that the king 
may be able to do for Joan what is just, as at her suit showing that the 
said liberty had been taken into the king's hand by his ministers before 
these times, without reasonable cause, and that the king had adjudicated 
the cause before the council of England as erroneous and unreasonable and 
had restored the liberty to her and ordered the issues to be restored, and 
she sustained grave damage by reason of the taking of the liberty and 
besought the king to see to her indemnity in the matter, and because 
Thomas son of Maurice de Berkeleye, Thomas son of Peter de 
Breosa and Thomas Blaunkfront, knights, mainperned for Joan in 
chancery, to answer yearly at the exchequer, Dublin, for the issues of 
that liberty from the time of its being taken, the king granted that it 



254 CALENDAPt OF CLOSE ROLLS. 

1347. 



Mt'iiihrcatc 20'/ — cnnt. 



should not be taken into his hand during .Joan's life without reasonable 
cause of which he would be certified beforehand in England, so that she 
should have due warning to come before the king and answer upon that 
cause, and if it were adjudged reasonable, she should have the custody of 
the liberty while it remained in the king's hand and should answer for the 
issues thereof at the exchequer ; and now she has informed the king that 
because she did not come before the justiciary at Droghda on an appointed 
day to show by what warrant she claimed to have divers liberties specified in 
a writ of tjiiu waranto, at her manor of Trym, he has caused that liberty to 
be taken into the king's hand, whereupon she has besought the king to pro- 
vide a remedy. By the keeper and C. 

April 10. To John Darcy, constable of the Tower of London, or to him who 

Heading. supplies his place. Order to permit Thomas Rothery, knight, imprisoned 
in the Tower, to hear masses and go out of the prison under safe conduct 
as often as is necessary for the recreation of his body, in accordance with 
the ordinance of the king and his council, so that he be detained safely in 
the Tower until further order. By the keeper and C. 

April 14. To the collectors in co. Essex of the subsidy of 40v. for making the king's 

lle.uling. oldest son a knight. Order to supersede the demand made upon Ralph, 
bishop of London, for that aid by reason of his fees of the temporalities in 
his own hands, for which he has undertaken to pay the aid at the 
exchequer, but to cause the aid to be levied of the fees in the hands of his 
tenants of the said tenants, without delay. By C. 

The like to the collectors in the following counties, to wit : — 
The collectors in co. Middlesex. 
The collectors in co. Sussex. 
The collectors in co. Surrey. 
The collectors in co. Hertford. 

To Peter Kytewylde. Order to be at London before the council on 
St. Mark next, to do what shall be enjoined upon him. By K. 

The like to the following, to wit : — 
Thomas Roys. 
Peter le Whyte. 
The constable of Bristol castle or him who supplies his place, to be 

there on Friday after St. Mark next. 
The sheritt' of Cambridge to be there on St. George's day next. 
The sherift" of Oxford to be there on the said day. 

April 10. To Walter de Bermyngham, justiciary of Ireland, or to him who 

Beading. supplies his place. Order to restore to Robert de Morlee the office of the 
marshalsea of Ireland together wdth the issues thereof, informing the king, 
under the seal used in Ireland, if there was any particular reason why 
that office was taken into the king's hand, as Robert has shown the king 
that although he and his ancestors have held that office by hereditary 
right from time out of mind, and he demised it to Ralph de Ufford, late 
justiciary of Ireland, to hold at will, it was taken into the king's hand after 
Ralph's death because no one was deputed to exercise it on Robert's behalf, 
and he has besought the king to order the office and its issues to be restored 
to him. By C. 

April 18 To the treasurer and. barons of the exchequer. Whereas the pope 

Reading. conferred the canonry and prebend of St. Chad's church, Shrewsbury, which 

Hugh de Walmesford obtained, who died at the apostolic see, on Laurence de 

Northburgh as appears by bulls show^n in chancery, and now the king has 



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Membrcuif 20'/ — cont. 

learned from Laurence that although he possessed the same by virtue of the 
bull for a long time, yet the sheriff of Salop has taken the prebend into the 
king's hand and amoved Laurence from the possession thereof, asserting that 
it was in the hand of one William Vacce de Cambei-iaco, an alien, although 
he died before Hugh held the prebend, -whereupon Laurence has besought 
the king to provide a remedy : the king therefore orders the treasurer and 
barons, if they find by the certificate of Roger, bishop of Coventry and 
Lichfeld, by inquisition or otherwise that William Vacce died as aforesaid, 
and that the prebend which he held is the same as that which Laurence 
holds by the pope's collation, then to direct the sheriff to restore that 
prebend to Laurence without delay, with the issues thereof. By C. 



April 10. 
Reading. 



April 10. 
Keadiii''. 



April 5. 
Reading. 



April 10. 
Reading. 



April 6. 
Reading. 



Membrane 19(/. 

Thomas de Wynkefeld acknowledges that he owes to Richard earl of 
Arundell lOOZ. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in CO. Norfolk. 

Cancelled on pai/inent. 

Ahnaric, parson of Bedyugton church, acknowledges that he owes to 
Alan atte Mount of Stanes 10/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
his lands and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in co. Surrey. 

To the taxers and collectors in co. Norfolk of the tenth and fifteenth last 
granted. The men and tenants of the towns and hamlets of Estderham, 
Hoo, Swanton, Gressenhale, Great Biteryngg, Skernygg, Great Fransham 
and Wendlyngg in that county have shown the king that whereas in the 
lOth year of the reign they were newly taxed because the corn then growing 
in their lands was entirely destroyed by a terrible storm, so that they could 
not pay so much as before for the tenth and fifteenth, and although they 
have been so impoverished from the time of that destruction that they are 
hardly able to maintain themselves, but they are ready to pay the same sum 
as in the last grant of the tenth and fifteenth, yet the collectors distrain 
them to pay as much as they paid before the said destruction, whereupon 
they have besought the king to cause only the smaller sum to be levied, or 
to order them to be newly taxed according to the quantity of goods which 
they now have : the king therefore orders the collectors to take full infor- 
mation upon the matter and to cause those men to be newly taxed according 
to the quantity of goods which they now have, and to cause answer to be 
made to the king according to the new taxation, so that they receive as 
much as was paid at the last levy. By C. 

To John archbishop of Canterbury, William bishop of Winchester, 
Richard de Stafford and Peter de Gildesburgh. Order to cause the lord of 
Tankervill, lately taken in war in France and in their custody, to be brought 
under safe conduct and placed in some strong and well walled place, so that 
no one may communicate with him without the king's special order, not 
allowing his servants to leave the place. [Fwilera.] 

The like to Thomas de Holand for the count of Eu, constable of France. 
[Ibid.] 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to supersede the 
demand made upon the abbess and minoresses without Alegate, London, for 
the biennial tenth granted by the clergy and for the biennial tenth and 
fifteenth last granted by the community of the realm, until further order. 

By the keeper and all the council, 



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1 OAn MciiiIjiuiic 19'/ -cunt. 

l'\l). 20. To the ahhot and convent of Certeseye. Request to grant to Thomas de 

Klthaia. 01dyn<,'ton, the kinj,''.s clerk, such yearly pension as they owe to one of the 

king's clerks by reason of the new creation of the abbot, until they shall 

provide him with an ecclesiastical benefice. By p.s. 

April 14. Kathenne late the wife of Robert de Hakeneye, citizen of London, and 

Heading, Thomas their son, acknowledge that they owe to William Box, citizen 
and merchant of London, 20/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
their lands and chattels in co. Essex. 

April 12. To Thomas de Foxle, constable of Wyndesore castle. Order to receive 
J'.cading. Arnald de la Maynade from William Trussel, take him to that castle and 
keep him there until further order, as the king has ordered William to 
deliver Arnald to Thomas, by indenture, to be so kept. 

April 12. To William Trussel. Mandate in pursuance. 

Heading. 

April 16. To the mayor and bailiffs of Sandwich. Order, upon sight of these 
Heading. presents, to cause proclamation to be made that no one wishing to take 
customable merchandise to parts beyond the sea from that port, or bring it 
thither, shall cause it to be placed in ships or unladed before it is 
customed by view of the collectors of customs there, upon pain of the 
forfeiture thereof, and they shall take and keep safely until further order 
any merchandise found after the proclamation, before it has been duly 
customed. By C. 

Enrolment of release by Gilbert Peytevyn to Robert prior of Bruton and 
the convent of all his right and claim in the lands, rents and reversions 
which they hold of the grant of John, archbishop of Canterbury in 
Stonyeston, co. Somerset, with the reversion of the lands which Walter 
Peytevyn and Lucy his wife hold for their lives by the prior's demise, in 
that town. Witnesses : John, archbishop of Canterbury, Master John 
de Oft'ord, chancellor of England, Walter de Pavely, John de Seintlo, 
knights, Robert Panis, William W^elde, Richard de Coker, John Draycote 
the younger, John de Bekynton, John de W^ynkalton, John de Mersshton. 

Mcuioraiulaiii that Gilbert came into chancery at Westminster on 
20 April and acknowledged the preceding deed. — The chancellor received 
the acknowledgment. 

Enrolment of deed testifying that whereas Roger Normaund of 
Southampton is bound to Isabel late the wife of Nicholas de Wyly in 800Z. 
to be paid at Michaelmas in the 20th year of the reign, Isabel has received 
the said sum. Witnesses : William de Overton, Walter de Haywode, 
John de Brey of Andevere, Walter de Shireveton, Richard Dansy, John de 
Codeworthe, Giles de Escote, Walter du Park, William Loueratz, Robert 
le Duyn. Dated at Westuderlegh on Friday after Christmas, 20 Edward III. 

}[i'iiioraii(li(iii that Isabel came before John de Stouford on Tuesday in 
the second Aveek in Lent and acknowledged the preceding deed, and John 
received the acknowledgment by writ, which is among the writs of (U'dinins 
potcstatoii of this year. 

At)ril £0. To John Howard, John Harsyk and John de Fyncham, taxers and 
Heading. collectors in CO. Norfolk of the tenth and fifteenth for the first year of the 
grant for two years made by the community of the realm. Order to 
supersede the order directing them to receive from the men of the towns 
of Wygenhale, Tylneye, Tyryngton, Walpol, Walsokne and Westwalton in 
that county as much for the said first year as they paid in the last grant 
of the tenth and fifteenth, for certain causes shown before the council, and 
to cause the tenth and fifteenth to be levied of them according to the form 
of the exchequer orders, 



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April 18. 
Eeadinsr. 



Membrane 19</ — cant. 

To William de Thorp and his fellows, justices appointed to hold pleas 
before the king. Order to cause what is necessary to be done to annul tlie 
outlawry promulgated against William de Hesill of Berewyk in Elmete, if 
they find that he was in the king's service in the war of Scotland at the 
time of the said promulgation, as he has besought the king to provide a 
remedy, as he was staying in that service in the 10th year of the reign in 
the company of Thomas Ughtred, as Thomas has testified to the king, and 
he was then outlawed for the death of Henry de Akeworth, of which 
Richard de Akeworth, Henry's brother, appealed him. By p.s. 



Membbane 18</. 

March 20. To Richard de Alverton. Order to be before the council at Westminster 
Beading. three weeks from Easter next to treat with other merchants assembled there 
concerning divers aftairs touching them and the people of England and 
they shall not omit this upon pain of forfeiture. The king has ordered 
the sherift' of York to cause Richard and the other merchants of that baili- 
wick to come before the council on that day. By the keeper and C. 
[Report DiffHiti/ of a Peer, iv, p. 563.] 
The like to seventy-eight others. [IbuL] 

March 20. To the sheriff of Gloucester. Order to cause Roger Turtle of Bristoll, 

Beading. John le Spicer of Bristol, and Everard Fraunceys of Bristol, and four or 

six merchants of that county in addition to come before the council on the 

said day to treat as aforesaid. By the keeper and C. 

[Ibiil.] 

The like to the sherift's of Lincoln, Northumberland, Nottingham, 
Derby, Leicester, Norfolk, Suffolk, Northampton, Warwick, Southampton, 
and Huntingdon. [Ibid.] 

April 24. William de Fyncheden, the elder, and Thomas de Thwayt acknowledge 

Beading. that they owe to Hugh de Hastynges, knight, 20/. ; to be levied, in default 
of payment, of their lands and chattels in co. York. 

Henry de Cobham, son and heir of Thomas de Cobham, acknowledges 
that he owes to the prior of Rochester 20/. ; to be levied etc. in co. Kent. 

Jan. 27. To the sheriff of Northampton, John de Lyounsand John de Waldegrave. 

Eltham. Order to arrest all those who resist in the levying of the aid for making 
the king's eldest son a knight in co. Northampton and who refuse to pay 
their portions, and to detain them in prison until the king has ordained 
concerning them, as the king appointed the sherifl' and others to levy that 
aid in the said county and to do certain other things contained in his 
letters patent to them, and now he has learned that certain men of the 
county refuse to pay the portions touching them and do not permit distraints 
to be made upon them therefor, resisting the collectors by armed force, and 
some others have not cared to come before the collectors when enjoined to 
do so. By C. 

April 18. John le Cbaumberleyn of Great Hallyngbury acknowledges that he owes 
Beading. to Thomas son of William le Clerc of Great Hallyngbury 101. ; to be 
levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Essex. 

April 19. David de Wollore, clerk, acknowledges that he owes to William la 

Beading. Zouche, archbishop of York, 300Z. ; to be levied etc. in co. Y''ork. — William 
de Burgh, clerk, received the acknowledgment by writ of iledimiis potestatem, 
which is on the files for the 21th year of the reign. 
( 'ancelled on payment. 



11483 



R 



258 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 

1327. 



Membrane 18il — cont. 



Enrolment of release by Maud late the wife of Richard de Barbeflet, 
burgess of Southampton, in her widowhood, to Roger Normand, burgess of 
Southampton, and Joan his wife and to Roger's heirs, of all her right and 
claim in the manor of Shirlegh and Hull near Southampton. Witnesses : 
Sir John de Scurea, then sheriff of Southampton, Sir John de Warblynton, 
and Sir Roger Wodelok, knights, Adam Bukesgate, Andrew Payn, John de 
Welynton, William de Caldecote, Thomas atte More, Thomas de Bynedon, 
Henry de Lym, Hugh Sampson. Dated at Southampton on Sunday after 
the Exaltation of the Cross, 3 Edward IIL 

Memorandum that ]\Iaud came before John do Stouford on Monday in the 
second week of Lent, and acknowledged the preceding deed, and John 
received the acknowledgment by the king's writ, which is on the files among 
the writs of (h'<liiiius potcstatem for this year. 

April 21. Geoffrey de Say, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Richard de 
Keading. Lamhethe, citizen and fishmonger of London, and to John Bonet, 
'wodemongere,' 40Z. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Kent. 

April 23. Simon de Pirie acknowledges that he owes to William Arthur 100^ ; to 

Keading. be levied &c. in co. Northampton. 

April 20. Roger Cuppere is sent to the prior and convent of St. Michael's Mount, 

Keading. Cornwall, to receive such maintenance from that priory as John Trewarthien, 

deceased, had there by the king's order. By p.s. 



MEMBRANE lid. 

Enrolment of deed testifying that whereas Sir John de Etton, late 
rector of Great Massyngham church, granted that a messuage and a 
bovate of land in Etton, which are held of Adam de Everyngham of 
Laxton by knights' service, which Sir Robert de Howine, Sir John 
le Forester and Sir John de Garton, chaplains, hold for life by the 
grant of John de Etton with reversion to him, shall remain to Sir 
Thomas de Etton, rector of Testerton church, diocese of Norwich, Sir 
William de Doncastre, rector of Rothyngplumbia church, diocese of 
London, and to Richard de Holdernesse, rector of Ouneby church, 
diocese of Lincoln, and the said Robert, John and John have attorned 
themselves to Thomas, William and Richard for their services by 
reason of that grant, Adam has given licence to Thomas, William and 
Richard to grant that the messuage and land shall remain to the 
three chaplains and to their successors celebrating divine service for 
the soul of John de Etton and of all the faithful departed in the new 
chapel of Etton built by -John de Etton in honour of the Holy Trinity, 
notwithstanding the statute of mortmain. Dated at Westminster 24 April, 
1347. 

Memorandum that Adam came into chancery at Westminster on 26 April, 
and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Enrolment of grant by Richard fitz Simond to John de Ufford, knight, 
Geoffrey de Oxewyk, parson of Penysthorp church, and William de 
Wychyngham of his manor of Letheryngham, co. Suffolk, and his manors 
of Penysthorp, Glosthorp and Bauseye, co. Norfolk, with all his other 
lands in those counties, and with the advowsons of the priory of 
Letheryngham and Penysthorp church. Witnesses : John de Foxle, John 



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io9'7 Membrane 17(1 — cont. 

de Oxneye, Ralph Swyft, William Casteleyn, Richard le Forester. Dated 
at Chelesworth on Wednesday the feast of St. Mark, 21 Edward III. 

Memoraiuhun that Richard came into chancery at London on 28 April, 
and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Enrolment of grant by Robert son and heir of Henry Menill of Great 
Thrillowe to William de Dersham of three plots of his land and a plot of 
wood called ' Randolfesgrove ' with all appurtenances in the town of Great 
Thrillowe, which plot of land lies in a field called 'le Brokfeld,' and the said 
wood lies between a wood called ' le Halioky ' on one side and the said le 
Brokfeld on the other. Witnesses : Sir Gilbert Pecche, Sir Thomas de 
Bernaston, knights, William de Clopton, John de Clopton, William 
Godyng, Bartholomew Wybert and Edmund le Parker. Dated at Great 
Thrillowe, on 16 April, 21 Edward III. 

Memormuhini that Robert came into chancery at Westminster, on 28 
April and acknowledged the preceding charter. 

April 80. Edward de Kendale, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Hugh de 
Reading. Hastynges, knight, 80Z. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in co. Hereford. 

Cancelled on payiiient, acknowledged by John de Barneburgh, attorney of the 
executors of Huglis will. 

Enrolment of assignment of dower to Joan late the wife of John Bernak, 
tenant in chief, made at Walderton, co. Sussex, by Reginald le Forester, 
escheator, on 21 August, 20 Edward III, of all the lands which belonged to 
John at his death, to wit : a third part of 15s. 8(/. yearly rent to be received 
of three tenants in Walderton who hold in bondage ; a third part of 12*/. 
yearly rent to be received from two free tenants there yearly together with 
a third part of the services of those tenants. This assignment was made in 
the presence of Nicholas de Nynian, Roger le Bole, Peter Waleys, John le 
Frye, Richard Alisaundre, Richard Page, William de Torkeseye. 

Enrolment of grant by Walter son and heir of Walter de Mokkyng to Sir 
John Fitz Wautter, lord of Wodeham, of an annuity of 40^. to be received 
yearly of all his lands in the towns of Horndone, Mokkyngg, Stanford, 
Benetiete, Westillebury, Chaldewell, Dontone, Fobbyngg, Couryngham and 
Orseth, with power to distrain if the rent be in arrear. Witnesses : Sir 
Thomas Gobyoun, Sir Richard Goshalm, knights, Robert de Teye, William 
de Teye, Thomas de Sheltone, Richard iitz Richard of Bydeford, John de la 
Pole, John de Claketon, William Caumvylle. Dated at London on 4 May, 
21 Edward III. French. 

Meinorandam that Walter came into chancery at Westminster on 4 May 
and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

April 26. To William de Thorp and his fellows, justices appointed to hold pleas 
Eeading. before the king. Order to supersede the further promulgation of exigents 
against Edmund de Fulshagh, Nicholas son of Alexander Devyas of 
Samelesbury and Thomas son of John de Halghton while they are staying 
in the king's service in parts beyond the sea, as they are indicted for certain 
felonies and trespasses in co. Lancaster, and because they did not come 
before the justices to ansAver therefor, they are placed in exigent to be 
outlawed in that county, whereupon they have besought the king to cause 
the further promulgation of the exigents to be superseded as aforesaid. 

May 6. To the collectors of customs in the port of Newcastle upon Tyne. Order 

Reading. to supersede the payment to Robert Bertram of 100 marks of the 200 marks 

which the king lately granted to him to be received yearly. By C. 



260 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



i "9'7 Membrane lid — co7it. 

The like to the followin;?, to wit : 

The collectors of customs in the port of Kyngoston upon Hull. 
William de la Pole, to whom the king granted the ancient custom of 
wool, hides and wool-fells in the port of Kyngeston upon Hull. 

To Walter de Chiriton and his fellows, merchants to whom the king 
granted the customs and subsidies in all the ports of England. Order to 
supersede the payment to Robert Bertram of the issues of the customs 
granted to him by the king, to wit 100 marks in the port of Newcastle 
upon Tyne and 100 marks in the port of Kingeston upon Hull. By C. 



Membbane 16(1. 

Enrolment of indenture between the king of the one part and Walter de 
Chiriton of London and Gilbert de Wendlyngburgh, merchants of England, 
of the other part, testifying that the merchants have undertaken to 
discharge the king of 100,000^. of the debts Avhich he owes in Gascony for 
wages due there, for which bills can be shown under the seals of the 
constables of Bordeaux or those who supply their places, who have been 
there since the 10th year of the reign, each sterling being reckoned at the 
value of the money current in those parts at the time when the bills were 
made, and the merchants have undertaken to discharge the king of 20,000Z. 
due by him to the merchants of the society of the Peruches or other debts 
lent to him when Sir William de Norwell, Sir William de Cusance and Sir 
William de Edyngdon were keepers of the wardrobe, for which bills were 
made under the seals of those keepers, and for the 40,000/. which Walter 
and Gilbert ought to take to discharge the king of the 120, 000^, the king 
grants to them three parts of all the profits arising from his stamps of gold 
and silver which they shall bring in plate or bullion to the stamps until 
they are fully paid, and that for every sum for which they shall deliver bills 
or other bonds in the king's discharge, they shall take their payment upon 
the assignment aforesaid according to the quantity of such discharge, and 
if they bring gold or silver to be made before they have acquitted the king, 
the said three parts of the profit shall be put in equal hand to be kept until 
they have made such acquittance. Dated at Westminster on 20 April, 
21 Edward IH. French. By p.s. 

Memorandum that this indenture iras previoudi/ made to Matthew Canaceon 
and his felloxs, merchants of Aunt, on 20 ^lay in the 18th year of the reian, 
and now by virtue of a tvrit of yrivy seal, whicJi is on the files for this year, it 
is chanyed, with Matthew's consent, to the persons of Walter and Gilbert under 
this form. 

Enrolment of grant by Bartholomew de Fanacourt, knight, to Sir Adam 
de Everyngham of Laxton, knight, of a yearly rent of 10 marks, to be 
received of all his lands in Skynnergreve near Brotton, with power of dis- 
traint if the rent be in arrear. Dated at Brotton on Wednesday the feast 
of St. Mark, 21 Edward III. 

April 26. Geoffrey de Lucy acknowledges that he owes to Richard de Lamheth, 
Reading. citizen and fishmonger of London, 20/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, 
of his land and chattels in co. Kent. 

April 26. Richard Stamer of Ronewell, John Brune of Hanyfeld, William Fissh 
Eeading. of Stowe and Richard atte Rothe of Wodeham Ferers acknowledge that 
they owe to John son of William Lengleis of Bridbrok 10/. ; to be levied 
etc. in CO. Essex. 



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1327. 

April 20. 
Reading. 



April 27. 
Reading. 



Membrane 16'/ — cont. 

To the sheriff of Stafford. Order to supersede until further order the 
execution of any writ to take John de Stafford, constable of Bannebury 
castle, as the king ordered the sheriff to take John, who was accused with 
others of notorious misdeeds done at Beaumes, co. Berks, and to cause 
hini to come before Lionel, the king's son, keeper of England, on a day 
now past, to do and receive what should then be ordained, and John 
besought the king to order the said arrest to be superseded by a mainprise, 
as he is not guilty and is ready to stand to right thereupon before the king's 
justices, and Richard de Stafford, knight, Peter de Gildesburgh, John de 
Vernoun, knight, John de Tameworth, William de Rothewell and John de 
Whishton have mainperned in chancery to have John before the justices 
or elsewhere, at the king's order, to stand to right in the premises and to 
do and receive what shall there be determined. By C. 

The like to the following, to wit : 

The sheriff of Lancaster. 

The sheriff' of Lincoln. 

Edward, prince of Wales, duke of Cornwall and earl of Chester, or to 
his justice of Chester or to him who supplies the justice's place. 

John, abbot of Shirebourn acknowledges for himself and convent that 
they owe to the prior of Bustlesham Mountagu lOOZ. ; to be levied, in do- 
fault of payment, of their lands and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in co. 
Dorset. 



April 21. To the keepers of the maritime land in co. Southampton. Order to 
Reading. supersede the distraint made upon the prior or keeper and the leprous 
women of the house or hospital of Bradelegh for finding a man at arms or 
other for that custody, as the prior has shown the king that although the 
possessions of that house do not suffice for the maintenance of the prior and 
lepers there without other help, yet the keepers distrain them to find a man 
at arms and others for that custody by reason of their lands in the county, 
wherefore they have besought the king to order them to be discharged. 
Proviso that the prior shall send the men of his household if the king's 
enemies presume to attack those parts. 

April 12. To the collectors in the diocese of Llandaft", of the triennial and biennial 
Reading. tenth last granted by the clergy. Order to supersede the demand for that 
tenth which they make on the chapter of Llandaff church for the tem- 
poralities of the bishopric for the time when they were in their custody by 
reason of the voidance by the death of John, the last bishop, of which 
they had the custody by the late king's grant, for rendering a certain thing 
yearly to the king. By C. 

April 28. John de Cusance, prior of Bermondeseye, acknowledges for himself and 

Reading. his convent that they owe to William de Osberston, clerk, lOOL ; to be 
levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels and ecclesiastical 
goods in CO. Surrey. 
Cancelled on payment. 

May 5. Thomas de Mussenden acknowledges that he owes to John Lovel, knight, 

Reading. 100 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 

CO. Buckingham. 

Cancelled on j>(tymcntj achnouiedged by Gilbert Everard, executor of JoJm's 

tvill. 



262 



CALENDAll OF CLOSE EOLLS. 



1327. 

April 8. 
Reading. 



MEMBRANE 15d. 

To W. archbishop of York. The king sends to him Nicholas de 
Staunford, his clerk, with letters under the privy seal upon the war of 
France, the king's need and the aid which the clergy of the realm granted 
at Westminster and the magnates and other laity also granted in the same 
council, requesting him to consider the contents of those letters and aid 
the king with wool, as a loan, in a way in which the king may feel the 
benefit thereof, and to certify the king of what he does in the matter, and 
the king promises to satisfy him and the rest of the clergy and community 



for such a loan, at the appointed time 
[Fcedcra.] 
The like to the following, to wit : 

Thedean andchapterof St. Peter's, York 
The chapters of Beverley, Houeden and 

Ripon 
The abbot of St. Mary's, Y''ork, and 

eleven other abbots 
The master of St. Leonard's, York 
The prior of Kirkeham and twelve 

other priors 
The bishop of Durham 
The prior and chapter of Durham 
The dean of Aukeland 
Master William de la Mare and nine 
others 
[Ibid.] 

The chapter of St. Mary's church,"^ 

Suthwell 
The abbot of Welbek 
The abbot of Rufford 
The prior of Mathersaye 
The prior of W^irshop 
The prior of Thurgarton 
The prior of Belver 
The prior of Shelford 
The prior of Newstead (de Novo loco) in 

Shirwode 
The parson of Byngham church / 

The abbot of Beauchef 
The abbot of Derleye 
The abbot of la Dale 
The prior of Repyndon 
Brother Hugh Michel ' commandour ' of 
la Maudeleyne 

The abbot of Whallaye 
The abbot of Cokersand 
The abbot of Fournays 
The abbot of Kirkemell 

The abbot of Chester 

The abbot of Cumbermere 

The abbot of Vale Royal {de Valle 

Regali) 
The abbot of Basyngwerk 
The prior of Norton 
The prior of Birkheved 



ByK. 



N 



to whom 
Nicholas de 

Staunford, 
clerk, is sent. 



Nottingham 



Derby 



Lancaster. 



y Chester. 



to whom 

William de 

Whithurst, 

clerk, is sent. 



I 



21 EDWARD III.— Part 1. 



263 



1327, 



Membrane 15d- 



-cont. 
\ 



The dean and chapter of St. Mary's 

church, Lincoln 
The abbot of Thorneton 
The abbot of Grymesby 
The abbot of Humberstan 
The abbot of Neusum 
The abbot of Louth Park {de Parco 

Lndi') 
The abbot of Revesby 
The abbot of Tophohii 
The abbot of Swynesheved 
The abbot of Bardenay 
The abbot of Barlynges 
The abbot of Kirkestede 
The abbot of Prune 
The abbot of Crouland 
The abbot of Vaudey {de Valle Dei) 

The abbot of Neubo j ;„„^i„ + u t i j 

mi, t. ti-u T to I, \ Lincoln, to whom John de 

The master of the order of Sempryngham ) Wni^nhnn n]arh wn. c.nf 
Brother Robert Cort, precentor of la 

Briwere and Eycle. 
The prior of Sempryngham 
The prior of Elsham 
The prior of Spaldyng 
The prior of Sixhill 
The prior of St. Katherine's without 

Lincoln 
The prior of Thornholm 
The prior of Bolyngton 
The prior of Markeby 
The prior of Alvyngham 
The parson of Ufi'yngton church 
The parson of Longledenham church 
The parson of Wylughby church 
The parson of Corby church 
The parson of Elyngton church 
The parson of Estdepyng church 



Watenhull, clerk, was sent. 



y 



The abbot of Leicester 
The prior of Olvescroft 
The abbot of Croxton 
The abbot of Gcrendon 
The prior of la Lande 
The prior of Oseleston 

The bishop of Coventry and Lichfield 

The abbot of Bordeslee 

The abbot of Merevale {de Mira Valle) 

The abbot of Coumbe 

The abbot of Stonelegh 

The abbot of Alcestre 

The prior of Coventre 

The prior of Kenelworth 

The prior of Stodele 

The prioress of Nunne Eton 



\ 



►• Leicester 



to whom 
John de 
/ Watenhull is 
sent. 



/ Warwick 



264 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1327. 



Membrane 15d — cnrit. 



Master Roger de Nassyngton 

Master Thomas de Asteleye 

Thomas de Clopton 

John de Melburn 

The archdeacon of Coventre 

Master Thomas de Northwode, 'arch- \ 

deacon of Lincoln 
Master Nicholas Tarent 
Master Walter de Stauren 
Master Peter de Dalderby 
]\Iaster Giles de Redmere 
]\Iaster William de Excestr[ia] 
Master Henry de la Dale 
Master William Bacheler 
Master John de Aton 
Richard de Whitewell 
Henry de Edenestowe 
Master Ralph Ergum 
Geoffrey de Edenham 

The abbot of Hyde near Winchester 

The abbot of King's Beaulieu 

The abbot of Tichefeld 

The abbot of Lettele 

The abbess of St. Mary's, Winchester 

The abbess of Romeseye 

The abbess of Wherewell 

The prior of St. Swithun's, Winchester 

The prior of Suthwyk 

The prior of Motesfount 

The prior of Christchurch, Twynham 

The prior of Brummore 

The bishop of Bath and Wells 
The abbot of Glastonbury 
The abbot of Keynesham 
The abbot of Clyve 
The prior of Bath 
The prior of Taunton 
The prior of Dunsterre 
The prior of Bradeleye 

Master Robert de Stonore 
Walter de London, dean of Wells 
Master Richard de Thistelden, treasurer i 
of Wells J 

The abbot of Shirburn 
The abbot of Abbotesbury 
The abbot of Cerne 
The abbot of Middelton 
The abbot of Bynyngdon 
The abbess of Shaftesbury 



\ 
in the church 
of Lichfield 



in the church 
of Lincoln 



to whom 

John de 

WatenhuU is 

sent. 



\ 



Southampton 



y Somerset 



to whom 

William 

Gategang, 

clerk, is sent. 



in the church 
of Wells 



Dorset 



21 EDWARD III.— Part 1. 



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1327. 



Membrane 15d — cont. 



\ 



The bishop of Rochester 

The abbot of Faversham 

The abbot of Lesnes 

The abbot of Langedon 

The abbot of St. Radegundis 

The abbot of Boxele 

The abbess of Mallynges 

The prior of Christ Church, Canterbury I Kent 

The prior of St. Gregory, Canterbury 

The prior and convent of St. Augustine's, 

Canterbury 
The prior of Ledes 
The prior of St. Martin's, Dover 
The prior of Bilsyngton 
The prior of Tonebrigge 

The abbot of Certeseye 

The abbot of Waverleye 

The prior of Merton >■ Surrey 

The prior of Newerk near Guldeford 

The prior of Suthwerk 



\ 



to whom 
\ Thomas de 
f Capenhurst, 
clerk, is sent. 



The dean and chapter of St. Richard's, \ 

Chichester 
The abbot of Battle 
The abbot of Robertsbridge {de Ponte 

Roberti) 
The abbot of Begeham 
The prior of Michelham 
The prior of Lewes 
The abbot of Boxgrave 
The prior of Heryngham 



Sussex 



y 



MEMBRANE Hd. 



The abbot of Waltham 
The abbot of Colecestre 
The abbot of St. Osith's 
The abbot of Coggeshale 
The abbot of Stretford 
The abbot of Bilygh 
The abbot of Walden 
The abbess of Berkyng 
The prior of Dunmawe 
The prior of Hatfeld Regis 

The abbot of St. Albans 

The prior of Hertford 

The prior of Royston {Crucis Roesie) 

The rector of Assherigge 



\ 



\ 



Essex 



/ 



to whom 
V John de 
/Marton, clerk, 
is sent. 



Hertford 



/ 



266 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1327. 



Membrane 14. J — cont. 

The bishop of Norwich 

The abbot of St. lienet, Hulme 

The abbot of St. Edmunds 

The abbot of Derham 

The abbot of Langoloye 

The abbot of Wenlyng 

The prior of Holy Trinity, Norwich 

The prior of Buttele 

The prior of Coggeford 

The prior of Walsyngham 

The prior of Westacre 

The prior of Wyrmegaye 

The prior of Pontenaye 

The prior of Hiclyng 

The prior of Broniholm 

The prior of Holy Trinity, Ipswich 

The prior of St. Peter's, Ipswach 

The prior of Blyburgh 

The parson of Trymynghani church 

The abbot of Wardon 

The abbot of Woubourn 

The abbess of Elnestowe 

The prior of Newenham 

The prior of Dunstaple 

The prior of Chiksand 

The parson of Merston church 

The parson of Shutlyndon church 

The parson of Ivyngho church 

The parson of Turvaye church 

The abbot of Missenden 
The prior of Hurle 

The bishop of Ely 

The abbot of Thorneye 

The prior of Ely 

The prior of Bernewell 

The prior of Angleseye 

The parson of Fenstanton church 

The parson of Trumpeton church 

The parson of Melreth church 

The parson of Berseye church 

The parson of Badburgham church 

The abbot of Rameseye 
The abbot of Sautre 
The prior of Huntyngdon 
The prior of St. Ives 
The parson of Glatton church 
The parson of Conyngton church 
The parson of the Yakesle church 
The parson of Alwalton church 
The parson of Aylyngton church 
The parson of Little Stanton church 
The parson of Alkmundebury church 
The parson of Stanground church 
The parson of Longestowe church 
The parson of Great Stotton church 
The parson of Catworth church 
The parson of Kynebauton church 



\ 



Norfolk and 
Sufiblk 



to whom 
John de 
Marton, clerk, 
is sent. 



/ 



Bedford 



[ Buckingham 



) Cambridge 



to whom 
, Ed[mund] de 
) Grymesby, 
clerk, is sent. 



Huntingdon 



/ 



21 EDWAED III.— Part 1. 



267 



1327. 



Membrane lid — cont. 

The abbot of Peterborough \ 

The abbot of Pippewell 

The abbot of Sulleby 

The abbot of St. James, Northampton 

The abbot of Lavenden 

The abbot of Bitlesden 

The abbess of St. Mary de Pratis, 

Northampton 
The prior of Daventre 
The prior of Assheby Canonicorum 
The prior of Ohaucoumbe 
Master Ralph de Waldegrave 
The parson of Castre chiirch 
The parson of Berugh church 
The parson of Ufford church 
The parson of Helpeston church 
The parson of Etton church. 
The parson of Peykirk church 
The parson of Benyfeld church 
The parson of Stanwyk church 
The parson of Clyve Regis church 
The parson of Bulwyk church 
The parson of Raundes church 
The parson of Deen church 
The parson of Weldon church 
The parson of Keteryng church 
The parson of Hegham Ferrers 

church 
The parson of Thyngden church 
The parson of Wendlyngburgh 

church 
The parson of Bucbrok church 
The parson of the church of Thorp near 

Northampton 
The parson of Stowe church 
The parson of Brikelesworth church 
The parson of Murdon church 
The parson of Toucestre church 
The parson of Hamslape 
The parson of Pisseford church 
The parson of Tichemersh church 
The parson of Harberwe church 
The parson of Welford church 
The parson of Keston church 
The parson of Barton Comitis 

church 
The parson of Pyghtesle church 
The parson of Irtlyngburgh church 
The parson of Lilleford church 
The parson of Lufwyk church 
The parson of Achirche church 
The parson of Irchestre church 
The parson of Paston church 
The parson of Waldegrave church 
The parson of Undele church 



\ 



Northampton 



to whom 
Ed[mund] de 
) Grymesby, 
clerk, is sent. 



/ 



268 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1327. 



Membrane lid — cont. 



The abbot of Oseneye 

The abbot of Dorchestro 

The abbot of Nottele 

The abbot of Thame ' 

The abbot of Eynesham 

The abbot of (Jodestowc 

The prior of St. Fredeswide, Oxford 

The prior of Burcestre 

The prior of Hognorton 

The abbot of Abyndon 
The abbot of Redyng 
The prior of Biistlesham 
The prior of Walyngford 
Ed[mundJ de la Beche, archdeacon 
Berks 

The bishop of Salisbury 
Master Elias de Sancto Albano 
Master John de Langebergh 
Master Richard de Thurghmerston 
Master Robert Baldok 

The abbot of Stanlegh 
The abbot of Malmesbury 
The abbess of Wilton 
The prior of Bradenestok 
The prioress of Aumbresbury 



1 



\ 



Oxford 



Berks 



of 



) 

1. 

[ 

) 



to whom 
William de 
/ Kelieseye, 
clerk, is sent. 



in the church 
of Salisbury. 



Wilts 



The abbot of St. Peter's, Gloucester 

The abbot of St. Augustine's, Bristol 

The abbot of Cirencestre 

The abbot of Teukesbury 

The abbot of Hayles 

The abbot of Wynchecoumbe 

The abbot of Flaxele 

The abbot of Kyngeswode 

The prior of Lanthon near Gloucester 

The prior of St. Oswald, Gloucester 

The prior of Stanlegh Regis 

The bishop of Worcester 
The abbot of Evesham 
The abbot of Pershore 
The prior of Worcester 
The prior of Great Malverne 
The prior of Little Malverne 



Gloucester 



Worcester 



to whom 

Henry Hay- 

dok, clerk, is 

sent. 



The bishop of Hereford 
The dean of Hereford 
The archdeacon of Hereford 
Master Thomas Trillek 
Master Thomas Hakelute 
Master Robert de Henle 
Master John de Hoo 



^ 



in the church 
of Hereford. 



to whom 
Gilbert de . 
Chishull, 
clerk, is sent. 



21 EDWARD III.— Part 1. 



2G9 



1327. 



Membrane 1-ld — cont. 



The abbot of Dore 
The prior of Hereford 
The prior of Wormelowe 

The abbot of Wygemore 
The abbot of Salop 
The abbot of Haghmon 
The abbot of Lilleshull 



The abbot of Burton upon Trent ^ 

The abbot of Roucestre in Doudale 

The abbot of Crokesden 

The abbot of Dieulacres 

The prior of Ronton 

The prior of St. Thomas the Martyr 

near Stafford 
The prior of Stone 
The prior of Trentham j 

The prior of St. German's 
The prior of Bodmin 
The prior of Launceveton 



The bishop of Exeter 

Master Robert Herward 

Master John de Northwode 

Master Otto de Northwode 

The dean of Exeter 

Master Richard de Witslad, treasurer 

of Exeter 
The archdeacon of Totton 
The archdeacon of Barnestaple 
Master John de Shareshull, precentor of 

Exeter church 
Master Hugh de Seton, canon of Exeter 
Master Ralph de Waldegrave 
Simon Faukoner, ' commandour ' of 

Beverle 

The abbot of Forde 
The abbot of Bukland 
The abbot of Bukfestre 
The abbot of Torre 
The abbot of Tavystok 
The prior of Plympton 



Hereford 



\ 



Salop 



Stafford 



to whom 

Gilbert de 

Chishull, 

clerk, is sent. 



Cornwall 



y 



\ 



in Exeter 
church 



Devon 



to whom 

John de 

Trente, clerk, 

is sent. 



J 



The prior of St. Bartholomew's, 

Smithfield 
The prior of the Hospital of St. John 



Middlesex 



of Jerusalem in England 



) 



\ to whom 
[ John de 
[Houton, clerk, 
j is sent. 



270 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1327. 



Membrane lid — cont. 

The prior of Holy Trinity, London 
The prior of the Hospital of St. Mary 

without Bisshopesgate 
Master Gilbert de la Bruere, dean of 

St. Paul's church, London 
Master Reymund Peleryn 
Master Simon de Islep 
Master Adam Mirymouth 
Master Henry de Iddesworth 
Master Alan de Hothura 
Richard de Feriby 

Master Robert de Chikewell \ London 

Master John Barnet 
Master Richard Plecy 
William de Cusancia 
Master Paul de Monte Florum 
The rector of Wrytele church 
John de Bourser, archdeacon of Essex 
Nicholas Hosbonde, parson of Great 

Hadham church 
Master John de Gaitesden 
The proctor of the hospital of 

St. Anthony 



N 



to whom 
, John de 
/ Houton, clerk, 
is sent. 



Membrane isd. 

April 12. To J. archbishop of Canterbury. Order upon pain of forfeiture to forbid 

Beading. anyone to exact anything for procurations of cardinals by reason of bulls 

or letters of the apostolic see contrary to the ordinance made in the last 

parliament held at Westminster, and if he attempts anything to the contrary 

the king will treat him as an enemy and a rebel, as the king is informed 

that Anibaldus, cardinal bishop of Tusculum, and Stephen, cardinal priest 

of SS. John and Paul, who have been staying for some time in France for 

a treaty of peace, have sent several of their proctors to England with such 

bulls, prejudicial to the king and his people, contrary to the ordinance and 

proclamation thereupon, and they have delivered them to the archbishop 

without showing them to the keepers of the ports where they landed, upon 

which pretext the archbishop directs the exaction of great sums of money 

for the expenses of those cardinals in France. By K. the keeper and C. 

[Fd'dera.] 

The like to the following, to wit : 

The bishops of Salisbury, Chichester, Winchester, Ely, Exeter, Karliel, 
London, Worcester, Norwich, Hereford, Coventry and Lichfield, 
Bath and Wells, the archbishop of York and the collectors of the 
procurations of cardinals in the bishopric of Winchester and the 
archbishopric of Canterbury. [Ibid.] 

May 7. Roger Barnet, knight, acknowledges that he owes to John, archbishop of 

Reading. Canterbury, 101. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Hertford. 

William de Luscote acknowledges that he owes to Henry de Redmor 
16s. 8d. ; to be levied etc. in co. Devon. 



21 EDWARD III.— Part 1. 



271 



1327. 



May 8. 
Eeadins. 



May 1. 

Beading. 



May 25. 
Reading. 



May 3. 
Reading. 



Membrane 13d — cont. 

Robert de Dalderby of Lincoln and Walter de Kelby of Lincoln 
acknowledge that they owe to William de Dersham 251. ; to be levied etc. 
in CO. Lincoln. 

Cancelled on payment. 

William de Hopton acknowledges that he owes to Roger de Chesterfeld, 
clerk, ISl. ; to be levied etc. in co. Salop. 
Cancelled on payment. 

To the sheriff of Southampton. Order to cause proclamation to be made 
that no one, upon pain of forfeiture, shall join, receive, maintain, or have 
commerce with John de Dalton, and to arrest him and take him and his 
accomplices to the Tower of London to be delivered to the constable there, 
whom the king has ordered to receive them and keep them safely until 
further order, as John and other malefactors have attacked by night the 
manor of Beaumes near Redyng, within the rod of the household of Lionel, 
keeper of England, and have ravished Margery late the wife of Nicholas de 
la Beche and have there slain Michael de Ponynges, ' le uncle,' Thomas le 
Clerk of Shipton and others, and also have carried off the goods and chattels 
found there to the value of 1,000/. and have beaten, wounded and ill-treated 
divers men there so that their lives are despaired of, and the said malefactors 
enter that bailiwick by night and day, drawing to themselves divers 
malefactors and committing crimes wherever they go. By K. and C. 

IFoctlera.'] 

The like to all the sheriff's of England. [Ibid.] 

To John Darcy, constable of the Tower of London, or to him who 
supplies his place there. Order to receive from the sheriffs and keep safely 
in the Tower until further order John son of Robert de Dalton, knight, 
William son of John Trussel of Cublesdon, knight, Thomas Dardern, 
knight, JMatthew Haydok, knight, Edmund de Mauncestre, knight, Thomas 
de Charnels, knight, Thomas de Dutton, Robert de Dalton ' le cosyn,' 
William Whitacre, of co. Warwick, Henry Mawaryn, John Broun, Gilbert 
de Haydok, Robert de Dalton, father of John de Dalton, Sarah Baillef, 
mother of Robert de Dalton ' le cosyn,' Adam Longbok, tailor of London, 
William Haydok, William de Whitton and John de Notebem, indicted for 
ravishing Margery late the wife of Nicholas de la Beche, killing Michael de 
Ponynges, ' le uncle,' and Thomas le Clerk of Shipton, and for other felonies 
committed at Beaumes near Redyng, before William de Thorp and his 
fellows, justices of oyer and terminer, and placed in exigent in co. Warwick, 
to be outlawed by process held before those justices, as is found by the tenor 
of the indictments and of the record and process made thereupon, sent into 
chancery. By K. and C. 

[Ibid.] 

Mcmurandnm that other writs touching John de Dalton and the others 
are enrolled on the roll of fines for this year. 

William de Charneles of Bedeworth acknowledges that he owes to John 
Burgeys, of London, draper, 101. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
his lands and chattels in co. Warwick. 

To the sheriffs and coroner of Loudon. Order to continue in the same 
state in which it now is the assize of novel disseisin which William de 
Newenham son of John Osbern of Newenham arrames before them by a 
bill of frisca forcia against John Maryns, tailor, and others contained in 
the said bill, for tenements in London, so long as John is staying in the 
king's service in parts beyond the sea, to which he is about to set out, or 
until farther order, in accordance with the ordinance. By C. 



272 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE BOLLS. 



1327. 



May 12. 
Reading 



Membrane ISd — cont. 

Enrolment of grant by Robert de Burghcher, knight, to John de Rockyngg 
of a yearly rent of 20 marks of his manor of Stanstede, for which he binds 
all that manor, with power of distraint if the rent is in arrear, for which 
he has paid 2,s'. down to John, in name of seisin, in the presence of William 
de Liston, William Picot, Robert de Preiers, Walter de Roiihey, John 
de Coggishale, of Rewenhale. Dated at Rewenhale on Monday after St. 
Barnabas, 20 Edward III. 

Memoranduni that Robert came into chancery at London on 16 May and 
acknowledged the preceding deed. 

To William Trussel of Cublesdon, constable of Odyham castle, or to 
him who supplies his place there. Order to receive W^illiam de Rameseye 
and Walter de Haliburton, knights, prisoners of Scotland, in the custody of 
Thomas de Foxle, constable of Wyndesore castle, from the said Thomas, by 
indenture, and to keep them safely until further order. The king has 
ordered Thomas to deliver those prisoners to William. By C. 

\Fa(lera.'\ 

Mandate in pursuance to Thomas. By C. 

llhid.] 



May 2. 

Reading. 



May 1. 
Reading 



Membrane 12J. 

May 1. Walter de Fynchyngfeld acknowledges that he owes to Humphrey de 

Reading. Bohun, earl of Hereford and Essex, 400Z. ; to be levied, in default of 

payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Essex. 

Cancelled on payment, acknoirleih/ed bij the earl before Thomas de Walmexford, 

appointed to receive that acknoirledtjmcnt by icrit o/dedimus potestatem ivhich 

is on the chancer/ files of the 21st year of the reiyn. 

Robert le Milleward of Great Merlawe acknowledges that he owes to 
W^alter de Merseye, citizen and cornmonger of London, 20/. ; to be levied 
etc. in CO. Berks. 

To the mayor and bailiffs of Lenne. Whereas the king lately ordered 
them to take inquisition by oath of the lawful men of that bailiwick, as to 
who thought Thomas de Foulsham to be dead, when he was alive, and who 
were present at his burial and of the names of those indicted for this, and 
to take into the king's hand the goods and chattels of those so indicted, and 
to keep them safely in prison until further order : the king, for certain 
causes, orders them to supersede the taking of the said persons, their lands, 
goods and chattels and to release without delay all that they may have taken 
by virtue of the said order, so that the goods and chattels be not eloigned 
but remain in the possession of those to whom they belonged, to be kept 
until further order. 

Enrolment of acknowledgment of receipt by John Cissor, chaplain, from 
Richard Martyn, clerk, of 40/. to traffic therewith for Richard's profit, 
until Midsummer next, and to render account to him therefor when 
requested, and he binds himself to render such accounts. Dated at London 
on Wednesday the eve of the Invention of the Holy Cross, 21 Edward III. 

Memorandum that John came into chancery at Westminster on 4 May 
and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

May 4. John son of Henry de Cobham, knight, acknowledges that he owes to 

Reading. Philip le Despenser, knight, 50 marks; to be levied, in default of payment, 
of his lands and chattels in co. Kent. 



21 EDWAKD III.— Part 1. 



273 



1347. 

May 5. 
Reading. 



May 3. 

Reading. 



April 28. 
Reading. 



May 8. 
Reading. 



May 6. 

Reading. 



Membrane \%l — cont. 

Joan late the wife of William de la Hay acknowledges that she owes to 
Rohert Burghcher 10/. ; to be levied etc. in co. Essex. • 

Thomas de Holbrok, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Robert de 
Burghcher 1 ,000^. ; to be levied etc. in co. Suffolk. 

John de Seint Clere, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Thomas 
Leggy, citizen of London, 12Z. ; to be levied etc. in co. Essex. 

To the constable of the Tower of London, or to him who supplies his 
place. Order to supersede the king's order directing him to release 
Nicholas de Luk from prison, as the king ordered the constable to certify 
him why Nicholas was detained there, and the constable returned that he 
was the serjeant of Percival de Portico, late master of the king's money in 
the Tower, who arrested him, because he was bound to render account for 
divers sums of money delivered to him as serjeant, for which answer was 
not made, and delivered him to Robert de Dalton, the late constable, and 
when Robert left that custody he delivered Nicholas to the present constable, 
by indenture ; and at Nicholas's suit, beseeching the king to order his release 
as he was ready to render his account and had requested Percival to depute 
auditors to audit it, but he had refused, the king ordered the constable to 
direct Percival to depute auditors before Saturday last, otherwise the king 
would release Nicholas, and now Percival has informed the king that Nicholas 
is bound to him in 351Z. lis. Id. of the arrears of his account, before William 
de Wakefeld, keeper of the king's exchange in the Tower of London, and 
Richard de Denton, whom he appointed to audit that account long before 
was Robert amoved from the custody of the Tower, for which arrears Percival 
is not yet satisfied, and Nicholas was delivered to Robert by those auditors, 
because of the said arrears, and not to Percival, wherefore he has besought 
the king that Nicholas may remain in prison until he has satisfied him for 
the said arrears, and if Nicholas wishes to complain that there is an error 
in the account, that the said account may be sent before the barons of the 
exchequer, and there full justice shall be done both to Percival and 
Nicholas, and the king is informed by William de Wakefeld and others in 
whom he has confidence that Nicholas was delivered to the constable by 
William and Richard as aforesaid. 

To the same. The like order substituting Thursday last for Saturday 
last. 

Thomas Wassand of Holdernesse acknowledges that he owes to David de 
WoUore, parson of Hornese church, 100/.; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of his lands and chattels in co. York. 

Note of payment of 80 marks. Cancelled on payment. 

William de Clynton, earl of Huntingdon, puts in his place John de 
Scarle and William de Scarle, clerks, to prosecute the execution of a 
recognisance for 40/. made to him in chancery by Margaret late the wife of 
John de Haudlo of Fanges atte Noke, John her son, the elder, and William 
Tournour of Fanges atte Noke. 

To Peter atte Putte of Shorne, co. Kent, the elder. Order to be before 
the council at Westminster on Saturday after the Ascension next, to 
answer certain things which will be laid against him and farther to do and 
receive what shall be ordained there, and he shall not omit this upon pain 
of forfeiture. By C. 

The like to John de Colby, to be before the king's council at Westminster 
on Wednesday after the Ascension. By C. 



11483 



274 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE llOLLS. 



j^g^y Metnbrane 12(1 — cont. 

The abbot of Furneux puts in his place John de Sutton and John de 

Codyngton, clerks, to prosecute the execution of a recognisance, for 40Z. 

made to him in the late king's chancery by John de Merkyngfeld, clerk, 
executor of the will of William de Hamelton. 

Nicholas Sperlyng of London, puts in his place Richard de Fulshawe 

and Richard de Sobbury to prosecute the execution of a recognisance for 

1001. made to him in chancery by Henry, abbot of Mussynden. 

John de Goldyngton puts in his place John de Lincoln and William de 

Haddon to prosecute the execution of a recognisance for 14^. made to him 

in chancery by Reginald de la More. 

Enrolment of deed testifying that whereas Maud late the wife of Robert 
Banyard, knight, holds for life of the inheritance of William de Bokenham 
Sir John de Wylughby, lord of Eresby and Joan his wife, Margery de 
Champeyn, Thomas de Camois and Margaret his wife and Robert Titfour 
and Maud his wife, a sixth part of the manors of Wheteacre and Hauboys, 
cos. Norfolk and Suffolk, whereof the reversion pertains to William and the 
others after the death of Lady Alice Dages, William has granted to Sir 
John the reversion of a fifth of the said sixth part to hold after Maud's 
death. Witnesses : Sir Simon son of Ralph, knight, William de 
Toutheby, Hugh de Braitoft, William de Stayn and William Lokeburn. 
Dated at Eresby, co. Lincoln on Wednesday the morrow of SS. Philip and 
James, 1347. 

Enrolment of release by William de Bokenham to Sir John de Wylughby, 
lord of Eresby, of all his right and claim in a fifth part of a sixth part of 
the manors of Eggefeld, Walcote and Chategrave, and also in a fifth part 
of a sixth part of all the lands which belonged to Thomas Rocelyn, 
knight, in cos. Norfolk and Suffolk. 

[Witnesses as above. Dated as above.] 

Memorandum that William came into chancery at Westminster on 17 May 
and acknowledged the two preceding deeds. 

May 17. William Englissh of Bodekisham acknowledges that he owes to Elizabeth 

Reading late the wife of Ralph Saunzaver 40^. ; to be levied, in default of payment, 
of his lands and chattels in co. Cambridge. 



MEMBRANE Ud. 

May 12. John de Tydilmynton acknowledges that he owes to John de Sonnynghull 

Reading. 200 marks ; to be levied etc. in co. Dorset. 

John de Sonnynghull acknowledges that he owes to John de Tydilmynton 
200 marks ; to be levied etc. in co. Berks. 

Enrolment of indenture testifying that whereas John de Tidilmynton is 
bound to John de Sonnynghull in 200 marks, and John de Sonnynghull is 
bound to John de Tidylmynton in 200 marks by the preceding recognisances, 
the said John and John grant that if the agreements made between them 
in an indenture upon the release of the manor of Styntesford, are kept on 
either side, then the said recognisances shall be null and void, but if they- 
are infringed in any part the recognisances shall remain in force. Dated 
at London in Westmythefeld on Saturday after the Ascension, 21 Edward HI. 
French. 



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1347. 



May 1. 

Keadin". 



April 24. 
Reading, 



May 10. 

Reading. 



May 15. 
Reading. 



May 15. 

Readin?. 



Membrane \ld — cont. 

Enrolment of indenture made at Westsmethefeld, London, on Saturday 
after the Ascension, 21 Edward III, testifying that John de Sonnynghull 
has demised at fee ferm to Sir John de Tydilmyutou his manor of 
Styntesford, co. Dorset, to hold from Whitsuntide next until the end of 
five years, for rendering 40 marks of good money yearly to John de 
Sonnynghull at St. Paul's church, London, beginning at St. Martin in 
winter next, and John de Tydilmynton will acquit him of all tallages, 
taxations and maritime custody of the manor within the said term, without 
seeking allowance therefor, but if any debt with which the manor ought to 
be charged is levied during that term, then what is levied shall be allowed 
to John de Tydilmynton in the first payment of the ferm, and if he lose 
the manor or part thereof during the term by war or judgment of the 
king's court he shall be absolved of the ferm according to the quantity so 
lost, and John de Tydilmynton will hand over all the buildings of the 
manor at the end of the term in as good a state as he received them, and 
he will make no waste there except for 'housbote,' ' heybote ' and the 
amending of ploughs and waggons, by the view of some tenant of the 
manor, attorney of John de Sonnynghull, and in a place called * Frome 
Bonevillestone,' and he will hand over as many acres sown with each kind 
of corn as he found at the beginning of the term, and he will not assign 
the manor to any other without permission, and if he infringe any part of 
the agreement or the ferm is in arrear for fifteen days, then John de 
Sonnynghull may enter the manor and retain it. Witnesses: John Miles, 
William Palmere, John le Porter, Stephen atte Pye, Thomas Berkes, Robert 
Mareschal, Robert de Manesfeld. Dated as aforesaid. 

Memorandum that both John and John came into chancery at London 
and acknowledged the two preceding indentures. 

To John son of Henry Heiioun of Bumpstede. Order to be before the 
king and his council at Westminster on the morrow of the Ascension to 
answer certain things which will be laid against him. By C. 

To the prior and convent of Bronholm. Request to afibrd to William de 
Bakton such yearly pension for life as Thomas de Longham of Wytton 
deceased, had there at the king's request. By p.s. [1826L] 

Herbert son and heir of Herbert de Sancto Quintino, knight, acknow- 
ledges that he owes to William de la Pole 1,000Z. ; to be levied, in default 
of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. York. 

Laurence de Hastynges, earl of Pembroke, William de Henle, parson of 
Blounham church, and Robert de Elford acknowledge that they owe to 
William de Clynton, earl of Huntingdon, 500 marks ; to be levied etc. in 
CO. Kent. 

Cancelled on payment. 

John de Thorp of Repynghale acknowledges that he owes to IMaster 
Henry de Dale and Hamo Bayous 100 marks ; to be levied etc. in co. 
Lincoln. 

To the collectors in co. Northampton of the aid for making the king's 
son a knight. Order to supersede the demand made upon the dean and 
chapter of St. Mary's church, Lincoln, and Master Peter de Dalderby, 
prebendary of Merston St. Laurence in that church, for that and by reason 
of their lands in the towns of Merston St. Laurence and Warkeworth in 
that county, until their next account is rendered at the exchequer, as 
the said dean and chapter and prebendary have shown the king that 
although they hold all the said lands in frank almoin by charters of the 



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king's progenitors and not by knight's service, yet the collectors cause thom 
to be distrained for that aid, whereupon they have besought the king to 
provide a remedy, and the king ordered the treasurer and barons of the 
exchequer to inspect their rolls and memoranda and to certify him upon 
the matter and he has not yet received their return. By C. 

^lay 18. John de Bures, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Robert Botiller of 

Reading. Bulmere of CO. Essex 40/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in co. Essex. 

May 19. John de Stodeye, citizen and vintner of London, acknowledges that he 

Reading. owes to Richard Lacer, citizen of London, and to William de Penbrugge 
8001. ; to be levied etc. in the city of London. 
Cancelled on payment. 

May 29. Robert de Bradenham acknowledges that he owes to Edmund de Lauvar 

Reading. lOl. ; to be levied etc. in co. Kent. 

Cancelled on payment. 

• 

IMay 18. To the sheriff of York. Order to receive a reasonable fine from William 

Reading. son of John son of Peter Patirlag of Hemyngburgh and to release him from 
York prison where he is detained for a redisseisin made upon the prior of 
Durham of tenements in Hemyngburgh, if he has received the penalty of 
imprisonment in accordance with the statute thereupon, and to certify the 
king of the fine in chancery so that it may be enrolled there. 



MEMBRANE lOd. 

April 20. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Alan son and heir of 
Reading. William Fraunk, the king's yeoman, and executor of William's will, has 
besought the king by his petition before him and his council at Caleys to 
cause his account to be audited, reasonable allowance made to him and 
restoration to be made to him of all the lands, goods and chattels which 
belonged to his father, seised into the king's hand by reason of divers 
debts of William for the time when he was sheriff of Lincoln, and for 
prests received by him upon his expenses to Gerneseye and in going 
as envoy to Flanders and upon certain expenses incurred by him by 
the king's order on the duchess of Britanny : the king therefore 
orders the treasurer and barons to take security from Alan for answer- 
ing for the issues of the lands and the value of the goods and 
chattels and for any arrears of the account, and to deliver the said lands, 
goods and chattels to him and his mother and to the executors of the said 
will to hold until Christmas next, so that final account may be made upon 
the premises, and to audit that account and cause allowance to be made as 
aforesaid and that done, to certify the king of the tenor of the account, in 
chancery, so that what is right may be done there upon that affair. 

By p.s. and pet. of C. 

May 9. To the same. Order to admit Thomas de Stapelford, Nicholas de 

Reading. Folmersham and John de Tidolveshide as the attorneys of Walter de 
Weston, clerk of the king's works in his palace of Westminster, who is 
about to set out to Gascony in the king's service, to do what pertains to 
Walter's office in that palace, during his absence, and to render the accounts 
which he is bound to render by reason of that office, so long as Walter 
remains in that service or until further order. By C. 



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1347. 

May 17. 
Reading. 



July 2. 
Reading. 



July 23. 

Reading. 



July 25. 

Reading. 



July 80. 
Reading. 



Sept. 8. 

Gloucester. 



Aug. 30. 
Reading. 



Sept. 24. 
Evesham. 



May 23. 
Reading. 



Membrane \0d — cont. 

To Richard de Kelleshull, Robert de Thorp and John de la Rokele, 
justices of assize in co. Cambridge. Order to continue in the same state in 
which it no.w is the assize of novel disseisin which Thomas de Eyton, 
parson of Great Shelford church arrames before them against John de 
Frievile, knight, who is about to set out to parts beyond the sea in the 
king's service in the company of John de Veer, earl of Oxford, and others 
contained in the original writ, for his common fishery in Great Shelford, 
while John stays in the said service or until further order, in accordance 
with the ordinance. By C. 

The like to the following, to wit : 

William de Shareshull and his fellows, justices of assize in co. Berks 
for Robert de Eleford, Avho is staying in parts beyond the sea in the 
king's service in the company of Laurence de Hastinges, earl of 
Pembroke, for the assize of novel disseisin which Richard le 
Yenour, parson of Pulton church, Robert de Cundicote, and Isabel 
la Palmere arrame against him and others for a tenement in 
Shulton. 

W. de Thorp and his fellows, justices of assize in co. AVarwick for 
John Daumj^ort, who is staying in the king's service in parts beyond 
the sea for the assize of novel disseisin which Robert son of William 
Roberdes of Upton arrames against him and others for a tenement 
in Rottele. By p.s. [18610.] 

William de Shareshull and his fellows, justices of assize in co. Somerset, 
for Ralph de Middelnye who is staying in the king's service in the 
company of William de Monte Acuto, in parts beyond the sea, for 
all assizes arramed against him in that county. By p.s. [18621.] 

William Basset, Thomas de Seton, and Roger de Blaikeston, justices 
of assize in co. Lancaster, for Robert de Nevill of Horneby, staying 
in the king's service in parts beyond the sea, for all assizes arramed 
against him in that county. By p.s. [18638.] 

Roger Hillary and his fellows, justices of assize in co. Hereford for 
Ed[mund] Hakelut, knight, who is staying in the king's service in 
the company of Roger de Mortuo Mari, in parts beyond the sea, for 
all assizes arramed against him in that county. 

By K. and C. and the testimony of Richard Talbot. 

To the same justices for John de Veer, earl of Oxford, staying in the 
king's service in parts beyond the sea, for all assizes arramed against 
him in co. Hereford. By K. 

To William de Shareshull and his fellows, justices of assize in co. 
Oxford for Adam de Louches for all assizes arramed against him in 
CO. Oxford. By p.s. [18801.] 

Richard de Kelleshull and his fellows, justices of assize in co. 
Cambridge for Stephen le Cook, who is staying in the king's 
company in the service of Henry earl of Lancaster, for all assizes 
arramed against him in that county. 

By the testimony of the said earl, 

John de Sancto Mauro acknowledges that he owes to Robert Hotoft 
200^ ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. 
Northampton. 



278 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



J347. 
May 2-1. 
Heading. 



May IG. 
Heading. 



May 23. 

Reading. 



May 17. 

Reading. 



June 5. 
ReadinK. 



June 12. 
Reading. 



June 18. 
Reading. 



Membrane lOd — co)it. 

Joan late the wife of William Chorte of Farnham, co. Surrey, acknow- 
ledges that she owes to John de Odyham 20/. ; to be levied etc. in co. 
Surrey. 

To Richard de KelleshuU and his fellows, justices of assize in co. 
Norfolk. Order to continue in the same state in which it now is the 
assize of novel disseisin which John de Foxle and John de Magna 
Biteryng, chaplain, arrame before them against John de Camoys, knight, 
and others contained in the original writ for a tenement in Groat Biteryng 
while John is in the king's service in parts beyond the sea, whither he is 
about to set out, or until further order, in accordance with the ordinance. 

By the testimony of the earl of Lancaster. 

The like to the following, to wit : — 

Richard de Wylughby and his fellows, justices of assize in co. Sussex 
for John de Camoys, knight, for the assize of novel disseisin which 
the abbot of Waverle arrames against him for a tenement in Regate. 

By the same testimony. 

The same Richard and his fellows, justices of assize in co. Kent for 
Richard de Totesham who is staying in Britanny in the king's 
service for the assize which Alice late the wife of William Gerveys 
arrames against him and others for a tenement in Eldyng. 

By the testimony of the earl of Northampton. 

Richard de KelleshuU and his fellows, justices of assize in co. Suffolk 
for John Prichet of Lexham, who is staying in the king's service in 
parts beyond the sea, in the company of William de Bohun, earl of 
Northampton, for the assize of novel disseisin which John Arundell 
of Peyton and Emma his wife arrame against John Prichet for a 
tenement in Hadlegh. 

By the testimony of the archbishop of Canterbury. 

Richard de Wylughby, Henry Grene and William de Notton, justices of 
assize in co. Kenc for John Seyntclier, who is about to set out in 
the king's service to parts beyond the sea with John de Veer, earl of 
Oxford, for all assizes of novel disseisin arramed against him. 

By the testimony of that earl. 

William Basset and his fellows, justices of assize in co. York for 
Robert soil of Richard de Fourneux, who has set out to parts 
beyond tlie sea in the company of Alan de Killom, clerk, for an 
assize of novel disseisin which Nicholas son of Robert de Fourneux, 
knight, and Beatrice his wife and Robert their son arrame against 
him and others for teneinents in Borthelby and Lutryngton. 

By the testimony of the said Alan. 

The same justices for Edward de Saltmersk, who is staying in the 
king's service in parts beyond the sea in the company of Hugh de 
Hastynges, for all assizes of novel disseisin arramed against him. 

By the testimony of the said Hugh. 

Roger Hillary and his fellows, justices of assize in co. Hereford for 
John de Veer, earl of Oxford, who is staying in the king's service 
in parts beyond the sea in the company of Henry, earl of Lancaster, 
for the assize of .novel disseisin which Richard son of Richard de 
Hopton arrames against him and others for tenements in Neuport, 
Home, Wolston, Ellesdon, More in Lunhales, Yaydon, Wassayl, 
Hope in Lunhales and Kyngeswode in Lunhales. By C. 



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1347. 

July 12. 
Heading. 



July 8. 
Reading. 



July 23. 

Reading. 



July 21. 
Reading. 



Aug. 18. 
Reading. 



Sept. 8. 
Gloucester. 



Membrane lOd — cont. 

William dc Sbareshull and his fellows, justices of assize in co. Oxford 
for Thomas Wayser, who is staying in the king's service in parts 
beyond the sea, for the assize of novel disseisin which Edmund 
de Lynord arrames against him and others for a tenement in More. 

ByC. 

The same William and his fellows, justices of assize in co. Dorset for 
John Mareys who is staying in the king's service in parts beyond 
the sea for the assize of novel disseisin which John de Belyngham 
and Cristina his wife arrame against him and others for a tenement 
in Asshemere. By C. 

The same William and his fellows, justices of assize in co. Southampton, 
for John de Tychford, who is staying with William de Bohun, earl 
of Northampton, in parts beyond the sea, for the assize of novel 
disseisin which Roger de Wastehuse arrames against him and 
others for tenements in Bromleye and Shirbourne Monachorum. 

By the testimony of Oliver de Bohun. 

William de Thorp and his fellows, justices of assize in co. Leicester 
for William Prat of Bosworth who is staying with John Charnels in 
parts beyond the sea, for all assizes of novel disseisin arramed 
against him. By K. and C. 

Roger Hillary and his fellows, justices of assize in co. Stafford for 
John de Sutton of Duddeleye, knight, who is staying in the king's 
service in parts beyond the sea, for the assize of novel disseisin 
which Robert de Sbareshull and Adam his brother arrame against 
him and others for tenements in Asshemore and Wodenesfeld. 

By p.s. 

Roger Hillary and his fellows, justices of assize in co. Worcester for 
John de Dunton who is staying in the king's service in parts beyond 
the sea, for the assize of novel disseisin which Cecily late the wife 
of Thomas de Poywyk arrames against him for a tenement in 
Poywyk. By p.s. 

Roger Hillary and his fellows, justices of assize in co. Hereford, for 
John de Veer, earl of Oxford, who is staying in the king's service in 
parts beyond the sea, for the assize of novel disseisin which Richard 
son of Richard de Hopton arrames against him and others for 
tenements in Neuport, Home, Wolston, Ellesdone,More in Leonhales, 
Yaydon, Bassayl[?], Hope in Leonhales and Kyngewode in Leon- 
hales. By K. and C. 



MEMBRANE 9d. 

May 1. To the taxers and collectors in the East Riding, co. York, of the biennial 

Reading teuth and fifteenth last granted. Whereas the king ordered them to newly 
tax the men of Ravenserod according to the value of their moveables, by 
inquisition taken thereupon and to supersede the levying of the ancient 
tenth of them [as at j^age 183 above] by virtue of which order they assessed 
Robert de Cotes and several others staying in that town, named in their 
certificate, at QOs. Qd., and the certificate being shown before the council 
and certain reasons and causes alleged there, it was agreed that the said 
60s. 6f/. and 89.s. 6(/. beyond of increment should be levied of the said men 



280 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 

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Membrane 9d — cont. 



for the tenth for the present year, of the ancient sum touching that town, 
amountinj^ it is said to 15/., and that the residue of that form should be 
respited for a certain time : the king therefore orders the taxers and 
collectors to receive the said 100s. from tliose men, and to supersede 
levying the remainder until Michaelmas next so that they may be able to 
sue for their discharge in the matter in the meantime, if they see fit. 

By C. 
The like to the treasurer and barons of the exchequer, 'mutatis mutandis' 
with order to receive the lOOs. from the taxers and collectors. 

April 20. To the collectors in the parts of Lyndeseye,co. Lincoln, of the aid of iOs. 

Heading. on all knights' fees, for making the king's eldest son a knight. Order to 
supersede the demand for the aid made upon Margaret, late the wife of 
Edmund, earl of Kent, the king's uncle, who held in chief the custody of 
the town of Castre, for that town, which custody the king committed to 
Margaret to hold until the heir should come of age for rendering a yearly 
ferm thereof to the king. 

The like to the collectors of that aid in the following counties for the 
same Margaret, to wit : — 

The collectors in co. Surrey for the manor of Taleworth, with the 

members of Turbevill and Wyk and lands in Bagshote. 
The collectors in co. Devon for the manors of Lifton, Shaftesbury and 

Chetescoumbe with the hundred of Forum. 
The collectors in co. Rutland for the manor of Ryhale. 
The collectors in co. Leicester for the manor of Donyngton. 
The collectors in co. Gloucester for the manor of Musarder. 
The collectors in co. Nottingham for the manors of Donyngton and 
Allerton under Shirewod. 



May 14. To the collectors in co. Wilts of the aid for making the king's eldest son 

Keading. ^ knight. Order to supersede until the quinzaine of Trinity next the 

demand which they make upon Humphrey de Bohun, earl of Hereford and 

Essex, for that aid for his manors of Sende in the hundred of Milkesham 

and Uphavene in the hundred of Swanbourne in that county. By C. 

May 26. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to permit John 

Reading. Deyncourt to have respite until the quinzaine of Michaelmas next for 20/. 
which are exacted of him for the subsidy of 10 sacks of wool. 

By p.s. [18350.] 

May 80. Robert Fokerraunt acknowledges that he owes to Geoffrey de Stowell, 

Eeading. knight, 300/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in CO. Berks. 

William son of Henry de Graynesby acknowledges that he owes to 
Ed[muudj de Grymesby, clerk, 10 marks ; to be levied etc. in co. Lincoln. 

June 1. Roger de Gynges of Havering atte Boure acknowledges that he owes to 

Reading. William de Uphavering and John atte Elmes of Haveryng atte Boure, the 
elder, 20/. ; to be levied etc. in co. Essex. 

William abbot of King's Beaulieu acknowledges for himself and convent 
that they owe to Adam Chaumberleyn, citizen and mercer of London, 
200 marks ; to be levied; in default of payment, of their lands and chattels 
and ecclesiastical goods in co. Southampton. 

Cancelled un payment. 



21 EDWARD III.— Part 1. 



281 



1347. 

May 30. 
Keadin". 



June 4. 

Eeading, 



June 3. 
Reading. 

June 5. 
Eeading. 



June 12. 



Membrane dd — cont. 

To the sheriflf of Gloucester. Order to cause proclamation to be made, 
upon sight of these presents, that no merchant or other shall take any corn 
out of the realm unless he find security in chancery that the corn will be 
taken to Gascony for the maintenance of the king's lieges there, and not 
elsewhere, and if he finds any doing the contrary, he shall arrest them and 
detain them until further order, and he shall cause the corn to be provided 
in that bailiwick for the king to be so apportioned among the rich and 
others that the people there may not be unduly charged, as the king has 
received the plaint of the men of Gloucester town containing that some 
merchants and others have bought a quantity of corn in that county by 
warrant of the king or without warrant, whereby there is a great want of 
corn in those parts, whereby the people is so impoverished that unless a 
remedy is speedily supplied, they will succumb [siibjacebit). 

The like, 'mutatis )iiiita)uUs,' to the mayor and bailifi's of Gloucester. 

Edward de Kendale, knight, Andrew de Saukevill, knight, Roger le 
Warde, knight, "William Osberston, clerk, Walter de Lench and John de 
Alveton acknowledge that they owe to Simon Dolsely and John Not, 
citizens and pepperers of London, 800^ ; to be levied, in default of payment, 
of the lands and chattels in co. Hertford. 

Caticelh'd on payment. 

Theobald son of William Trussel of Flore, knight, acknowledges that he 
owes to Edmund Trussel, knight, 40^.; to be levied etc. in co. Northampton. 

Walter son of William de Horton of co. Wilts acknowledges that he owes 
to John de Colonia, armourer, 131. 6s. 8d. ; to be levied etc. in co. Wilts. 

John, prior of Bath, acknowledges for himself and convent that they owe 
to John de Mershton 100/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of their 
lands and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in co. Somerset. 

The same prior acknowledges for himself and convent that they owe to 
Nicholas de Iford, canon of Wells church, 300/. ; to be levied as aforesaid. 

The same prior ackowledges that he owes to Thomas de Forde juxta 
Bathon' 266/. 13s. id. ; to be levied as aforesaid. 

To the constable of the Tower of London, or to him who supplies his 
place. Order to receive from Henry de Cosham, Lewis Bochell, Francis 
Bochell, Bonaiutus Lupori, Skyat de Skyatis, Gayuchy de Ginisano and 
Landus Bardoil, merchants of Luca, detained in Gloucester castle under the 
custody of Thomas de Bradestan, the constable, because of the arrest of 
Robert de Bradestan and John de Sancto Filberto in Italy, and to keep 
them safely in the Tower until further order. By C. 

Memorandum that Thomas Serf of the island of Gereseye, asserting in 
chancery that he had come from that island to England for certain aftairs 
touching the king and the state of those islands, and trespasses, threats 
and excesses were then brought against him by Ralph de Hermesthorp 
supplying the place of Thomas de Ferariis, keeper of that island, at 
London, wherefore Ralph found John Bulneys and William de Blankeneye, 
clerks, who have mainperned, upon pain of forfeiture, that he will behave 
well to Thomas and inflict no damage upon him. 



MEMBRANE 8d. 

May 18. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause the sherifi's 

Reading. of Norfolk and Suffolk, Essex and Middlesex to come before them on an 

appointed day and render account for the issues of the temporalities of the 



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1347. 



Membrane 8d — cont. 



bishopric of Norwich from the time when they were taken into the king's 
hand, by consideration of the justices of the Bench by process made before 
them, for a contempt of the bishop, as the king ordered the said sherifi's to 
cause the said temporalities to be seised into his hand, so that they should 
answer for the issues thereof, and he wishes such answer to be made with 
all speed. 

June 2-1. To the sheriff of Kent. Order upon sight of these presents, to cause 

Reading. proclamation to be made that no merchants or others, upon pain of forfeiture, 
shall presume to buy or collect wool to bo taken out of the realm before 
answer has been made to the king for the 20,000, sacks of wool granted to 
him, and to take those found doing the contrary, after the proclamation, 
with their wool, and keep them safely until further order, certifying the 
king of the names of those arrested and of the quantity of the wool, as 
the king has learned that some merchants buy the wool of England in 
divers parts, to no small quantity, and take it to parts beyond, and so 
scheme and defraud the king of 20,000 sacks granted to him for the war 
of France. ]\y K. and C. 

The like to all the sheriffs of England. 

May 29. Henry de Bikerstath, Thomas son of Henry de Bikerstath and Ralph 

Reading. son of Henry de Bikerstath acknowledge that they owe to William de 

Newenham, clerk, 701. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands 

and chattels in co. Lancaster. 

May 28. To William Acum of York. Order to have the 100/. which he granted 

Reading. with other merchants at Westminster, before the council, in aid of the 
expenses of the war with France, at Westminster on Wednesday before 
Midsummer next, upon pain of forfeiture, to be delivered to the treasurer 
there, and the king will cause a speedy assignment to be made to him of 
that sum. By K. and C. 

[Fivdera.] 

The like to the merchants of Kyngeston upon Hull and twenty-five 
others for various sums. [Ibid.] 

May 28. To the sheriff of Norfolk. Order to attach Edmund Cosyn and Geoffrey 

Reading. Botiller, merchants of that county, and have them before the Council at 
Westminster on Wednesday before Midsummer next, to answer for their 
contempt and further to do and receive what shall then be determined by 
the council, as in the deliberation before the Council with divers merchants 
of England upon loans to the king for the war of France and other affairs, 
certain of the merchants agreed to lend the king money, and Edmund and 
Geoffrey, though present, did not care to make any subsidy, wherefore a 
day was given to them to be before the council at Caleys on the morrow of 
the Ascension last, to treat upon the premises, and they did not come on 
that day or send anyone in their place. By K. 

[Ibid.] 

The like to the sheriffs of Lincoln, Northampton, Gloucester, Hun- 
tingdon, Nottingham, Leicester, York and London, to attach various 
merchants. [Ibid.] 

May 28. To Richard de Leyham of Ipswich. Order, upon pain of forfeiture, to 

Reading, be before the council at Westminster on Wednesday before Midsummer 

next, to treat and speak with certain magnates and others of the council 

upon things touching the war of France and the defence of the realm, and 

further to and receive what shall then be enjoined upon hina. 

[Ibid. Bep. IHiiniUj of a Peer, iv. p. 565.] By the keeper and C. 

The like to sixty nine others. [Ibid.] 



21 EDWARD III.— Part 1. 283 



|Q^Y MEMBRANE Id. 

Enrolment of release by Walter de Pavely, knight, to Richard le 
Forester, of all his right and claim in the manor of Covesgrave, except an 
assart called Spigornele Stockkyng. Dated at Chelesworth on Sunday 
after St. Petronilla the Virgin, 21 Edward III. 

Memorandum that Walter came into chancery at London on 3 June and 
acknowledged the preceding deed. 

June 3. John de Tyddeswell, parson of Hermeston church, diocese of Lincoln, 

Reading. acknowledges that he owes to John de Sancto Paulo, clerk, 14 marks ; to 

be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels and ecclesiastical 

goods in CO. Lincoln. 

June 7. Andrew de Saukevill of co. Sussex, Roger le Warde of co. Leicester, John 

Reading. de Alveton of co. Oxford, and William de Osberston of co. Berks, acknow- 
ledge that they owe to John Hamound, citizen and pepperer of London, 
600/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels in the 
said counties. 

Cancelled on payment. 

June 9a Thomas de Wauton and Benedict de Dytton of co. Essex acknowledge 

Heading, that they owe to Roger de Cloune, treasurer of Queen Philippa, 80 marks ; 
to be levied etc. in co. Essex. 

Cancelled on payment. . 

June 14. Thomas de la Bere acknowledges that he owes to John Parys of Haselbere 

Reading. \Q! ^ . ^ be levied etc. in co. Somerset. — William de Shareshull received the 
acknowledgement by writ. 

Enrolment of grant by John de Hothum of Bondeby the younger, knight 
to Sir Andrew de Bures, knight, William de Fyfide, Sir Richard de Cresse- 
vill, and Robert le Boteller of his manor of Solihull with all appurtenances 
in CO. Warwick for rendering 100 marks yearly to him, three weeks after 
Easter, so that he may re-enter the manor if that rent is in arrear. 
Witnesses: John de Peyto, Richard de Whitacre, William de Sholden, 
Roger le Harpur of Solihull, John his son. Dated at Solihull on Monday 
the feast of St. Barnabas, 21 Edward III. 

Enrolment of grant by John de Hothum of Bondeby the younger, to 
Sir Andrew de Bures, knight, William de Fyfide, Sir Richard de Cressevill 
and Robert le Botiller of his manor of Colynweston, co. Northampton, for 
rendering 100 marks yearly three weeks after Easter, with right of re-entry 
if the rent is in arrear. Witnesses : Richard Knivet, John Knivet his son, 
Thomas de Lyndon, Stephen Soke, Henry Dengayn, William Petite. Dated 
at Colynweston, on Monday the feast of St. Barnabas, 21 Edward III. 

Memorandum that John de Hothum and the said Andrew, William, 
Richard and Robert came into chancery at London on 11 June, and 
acknowledged the two preceding indentures. 

Enrolment of licence by Stephen Waleys son and heir of Richard 
AValeys, knight, to Sir Thomas de Sibethorp, parson of Eekyngham church, 
founder of the chapel of St. Mary, Sibethorp, and the chantry therein that 
he may assign the manor of Sibethorp with its appurtenances in Sibethorp, 
Sheltou and Knyveton, and whatever part of the manor he pleases, which 
manor he holds immediately of Stephen by the service of paying 20s. every 
Michaelmas, to the keeper of the said chapel and chantry and his successors 
celebrating divine service there for paying 20s-. yearly to Stephen, and that 
the keeper may receive the said manor, notwithstanding the statute of 
mortmain. Witnesses : Sir Thomas de Brayton and Sir Thomas de 



284 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 

1347. 



Membrane Id — vont. 



Cotyii;j;li!inj, clerks, Thomas Fairefiuix, Jolm tie E\ovill, Williaiii de 
Grantham, clerk. Dated at Neuton \Valeys on Sunday before St. Dunstau, 
21 Edward 111. 

Mi'inoiiDiilitiii that Steplion came into chancery at Westminster on 
11 June and acknowledged tlie preceding deed. 

June 10. John, prior of Bath, acknowledges for himself and convent that they 

Reading. owe to Master John de C'arlcton, clerk, 200/. ; to be levied, in default of 

payment, of their lands and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in co. Somerset. 

The same prior acknowledges for himself and convent that they owe to 
Ralph, bishop of Bath and Wells, 1,000/. ; to be levied as aforesaid. 

The same prior acknowledges for himself and convent that they owe to 
Master Stephen Trip, clerk, 183/. 6.s. 8(/ ; to be levied etc. as aforesaid. 

June 13. Adam atte More acknowledges that he owes to Richard de Skeryngton, 

Eeading. clerk, 17 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Dorset. 
L'cDicetled on paymoit. 

MEMBBANE Qd. 

May 24, To the prior of St. Mary's church, Lancaster. Order to be before the 

Reading. council at Westminster on the morrow of Midsummer next to speak with 

them upon things that will be set forth to him, and he shall not omit this 

upon pain of forfeiture and of the loss of his priory and of his lands, goods 

and chattels. By K. and C. 

The like to the following, to wit : — 
The prior of Birstall 
The prior of Ecclesfeld 
The prior of Pontefract 
The prior of Holy Trinity, York 
The keeper of Scardeburgh church 
The prebendary of Stivelington 
The proctor of the priory of Allerton 
Mauleverer 

The prior of Tikford ^-01^:1 j to 1 • 

m, ^1 1 f T^ 4- li Bedford and Buckmg- 

ihe abbess of I'ontevrault 

The master of the house of Farlegh 

The prior of Cretyng of Everdon. 
The prior of St. Andrews, Northampton. 
The prior of Wedon Pynkenye. 
The prior of Tichemarsh. 

The prior of Wolfricheston 
The prior of Wotton 
The prior of Hynkeleye 
The prior of Kirkeby Jifonachorum 
The proctor of the abbot of St. Nicholas, 
Angers 



y York. 



ham. 



Northampton. 



- Warwick and Leicester. 



The prioress of Lemynstre 

The prior of Langeneth 

The proctor of the abbot of Lira \ Hereford. 

The prior of Goldclive 

The prior of Monemuth 



21 EDWARD IIL— Part 1. 



285 



134' 



Membrane Qd — cont. 

The prior of Tuttebury 

The prior of Wenlok 

The prior of Great Sherston church 

The prior of Lappeleye 

The prior of Lenton 

The prior of Blythe 

The prior of St. James, Derby 

The prior of Weston 

The prior of Myntyng 

The prior of Caneryngham 

The prior of Wilfonr 

The prior of Wenghale 

The parson of Suthkelleseye church 

The fermor of Bondeby church 

The proctor of the abbot of Aunay 

The parson of Wippyngham church 

The prior of Hagh 

The prior of Ravendale 

The prior of Benyngton 

The prior of Covenham 

The prior of Burwell 



J 



Salop and Stafford. 



Nottingham and Derby. 



Rutland. 



\ Lincoln. 



y 



The prior of Wandeford 

The prior of Stayngat 

The prior of Theford 

The prior of Elyngham 

The prior of Sporle 

The prior of St. Faith, Horsham 

The prior of Neuton Longevill 

The fermor of the priory of Eye 

The parson of Little Thrillowe church 

The parson of Dalsham church 

The parson of Berchyngham church 

The parson of Marsham church 

The fermor of the churches of Dockyng and 

Esthall 
The parson of Estbardenham church 
The prior of Toftes, proctor in England of 

the abbot of Preaux 
The prior of Castelacre 
The prior of Winnold (de Sancto Wyneivallo) 

The prior of St. Neots 

The prior of Swaveseye 

The proctor of the abbot of Cluny 

The prior of Priterwell 

The prior of Tackeleye or the fermor of that 

priory 
The prior of Mereseye 
The prior of Panfeld and Welles 
The'prior of Stok near Clare 
The parson of Chestbunt church 
The prior of Ware 



Norfolk and Suffolk. 



J 



Cambridge and 
Huntingdon. 



V Ess3x and Hertford. 



286 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



Kent. 



Salop. 

Northampton. 

Essex. 

Southampton. 

Essex. 

"Wales. 



1347. Membrane Gd — cotit. 

The prior of Hermondesworth Middlesex. 

The keeper of Upcliirchc church 

The prior of Trewelegh 

The prior of Folkeston 

The prior of Horton 

The fermor of Grenewych and Leuesham 

The fermor of Chilham church and the 

chapel of Moles 
The fermor of St. Nicholas church, 

Romeneyo 
The proctor of the prior of Rocher Madour 
The proctor of the prior of Beaulieu in 

Normandy 
The proctor in England of the abbess of 

Gynes 

The prior of Prime 

The prior of Bresete 

The prior of Mendham 

The prior of St. Cross in the Isle of Wight 

The prior of Hornchirche 

The prior of Chipstowe 

The prior of Lewes -v 

The prior of Arundell 
The prior of Boxgrave 
The prior of Sele 
The prior of Wilmyngton 
The prior of Bermundeseye 
The prior of Elyngham 
The fermor of Clippyng and Palyng church 
The proctor in England of the abbot of Seez 
The proctor of the abbot of la Trinite, Luzerne 
{Sancte Trinitatis de Lucerne) J 

The prior of Haylyng 

The prior of Andevere 

The prior of St. Helen's, Isle of Wight 

The prior of Appeldercombe, Isle of Wight 

The fermor of the priory of Shirbourn 

The fermor of the priory of Hamele 

The prior of Andewell 

The proctor or fermor of the abbess of Caen 

The prior of Caresbrok 

The prioress of Clerevall 

The prior of Cherleton 

The prior of Farle 

The prior of Avebury 

The prior of Clatford 

The prior of Okebourn 

The parson of Speghtebury church / 

The proctor of the abbot of St. Wandrille 

{Sancte W andratjesile) 
The keeper of the lands of the dean of 

Morteyn ) 



Surrey and Sussex. 



; Southampton. 



Wilts. 



21 EDWARD III.— Part 1. 



287 



1347. 



Membrane Gd — cont. 

The prior of Cogges 

The prior of Stiveton 

The fermor of the manor of Ledecombe 

The prior of Noion 

The fermor of the priory of Stratfeld Say 

The prior of Asteleye 

The prior of Oteryngton 
The prior of Derhurst 
The prior of Newent 
The prior of Bekkeford 
The prior of Bremesfeld 
The parson of Avenyng church 
The proctor of the abbot of Fecamp 
The keeper of the lands of the abbot of Bel 
Beck 

The prior of Holne 

The fermor of the manor of Wynterbourn 

Stykelane 
The prior of Craswell 
The prior of Warham 
The prior of Frompton 
The prior of Lodres 
The prior of Montacute 
The prior of Stok Curcy 
The prior of Toteneys 
The keeper of the church of Sturmynstre 

Mareschal 
The parson of Gusshich church 

The prior of Modbury 
The prior of Cowyk 
The prior of Bernestaple 
The prior of Otriton 

The prior or fermor of Tuardrayt 
The prior of St. Michael's Mount 

The prior of St. James near Exeter 



Oxford and Berks. 



Worcester. 



Gloucester. 



Somerset and Dorset. 



Devon. 



Cornwall. 



Devon. 



The proctor of the abbot of Monteburgh. 

The prior of Uphaven. 

The proctor in England of the abbot of St. Nicholas, Angers. 

The proctor of the abbot of Beggere. 

The proctor of the abbot of Counches. 

The prior of Monemuth. 

The proctor of the abbot of Tiron. 

The fermors of the manors of Otibrd, Tikesore and Manyton. 

The prior of Duddeleye. 

The keeper of the manor of Ikelyngham. 

The prior of Lynton. 

The fermors of Sondon church. 

The proctor of the prior of St. Valery and the keeper of Istelworth 

church. 
The prior of Stayngate. 
The fermor of the priory of Hagham. 



288 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



]^Qj^'7 Membrane Gd — cont. 

The fermor of Raterford church. 

The fermoi' of ccrtiun huids called * la Fisshewere ' near Chichester. 

John de Claworth, fermor of certain alien henefices in co. Lincoln. 



The prior of Kirtelyngton 

The abbot of Rewley (</<' lieijali loco) near Oxford 



Oxford. 



The prior of Cliflford Hereford. 

The abbot of Sautre Huntingdon. 

The proctor of the prior of Patrikesburgh ) y . 

The monks of Pounteny for Romenhale church ) 

The prior of Pont Audemer (pontis Adomari) ) n f 11 

The prior of Mynstre Lovel J 

The keeper of the house of Stratford Oxford. 

The proctor of the prior of Endeston Somerset. 

The prior of Writle Essex. 

Thomas Gary fermor of the lands which belonged \ js x 
to the abbot of St. Leger j 

The prior of Newstead {de Xovo Loco) upon \ j ■ ^ 
Ancolm | 

Brother John Garet, master of the hospital of i tt t ^ 
St. Anthony in England j 

MEMBRANE 5d, 

June 2. John de Messyng of Finchesley acknowledges that he owes to Edmund 

Reading. ^q Lauvar lOOZ. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his land and 
chattels in co. Middlesex. 

June 4. Robert de Hakethorp, knight, acknowledges that he owes to John de 

Kecading Sancto Paulo, clerk 40.s. ; to be levied etc. in co. York. 

John Leyre of Berughby acknowledges that he owes to William de 
Berughby, parson of Kildesby church, HI. ; to be levied etc. in co. North- 
ampton. 

May 22. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to permit the 

Reading. abbot of St. Albans to have respite until the next parliament for 6/. which 
are exacted of him in order that the council may determine whether he 
ought to be quit thereof, as the abbot has besought the king to order him 
to be quit thereof, as although he and the other abbots have held their 
manors and lands in co. Buckingham by charters of the king's progenitors, 
in frank almoin, and he ought therefore to be quit of the aid for making 
the king's eldest son a knight and marrying his daughter, yet the collectors 
of that aid have assessed him at 6^ for 3 knights' fees by reason of the said 
manors and lands, because certain extracts of the exchequer for levying 
the aid for marrying the eldest daughter of Edward I. contain that the 
abbot was assessed at G/. for the said tenements by reason of the aid, and 
was not discharged by due process thereupon, but he received allowance 
therefore among other debts pardoned him by the said king. By p.s. 



21 EDWARD III.— Part 1. 



•289 



1347. 
June 2. 
Beading. 



June 8. 
Reading. 



June 9. 
Reading. 



Membrauf 5(1 — ront. 

To the constable of Gloucester castle. Order to deliver Lewis and 
Francis Bochell, Bonaiutus Loupre, Skiatus de Skiates, Gaiochus de 
Ginisano and Landus Bardoil and all other merchants of Luca in his 
custody in that castle for an arrest made upon Robert son of Thomas de 
Bradeston and John de Sancto Philberto in the parts of Lombardy, to 
Henry de Cosham or to William Dachet, by indenture, to be taken to the 
Tower of London to stay in prison there until further order. By C. 

Mandate to the said Henry and William to receive the said merchants 
from that constable in the form aforesaid. 

The abbot of Whalleye for himself and his convent, John de Craven, 
parson of Routhesthorn church, and William de Tiberton acknowledge that 
they owe to Richard de Neweland, clerk, 57 marks ; to be levied, in default 
of payment, of their lands and chattels in co. Lancaster. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Enrolment of deed testifying that whereas the abbot of Whalleye, John 
de Craven, parson of Routhesthorn church and William de Tyberton made 
the preceding recognisance for 67 marks to Richard de Neweland, clerk, 
the said Richard grants that if they pay him 27 marks at Westminster at 
the appointed terms, then the recognisance shall be null and void, but 
otherwise it shall remain in force. Dated at Westminster on 9 June, 
21 Edward HI. 

Memorandum that Richard came into chancery at Westminster on 
20 June and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

John Hauteyn of London acknowledges that he owes to John de 
Hardyngham, citizen of London, lOZ. ; to be levied, in default of payment, 
of his lands and chattels in co. Hertford. 

Roger de Syfrewast, knight, acknowledges that he owes to John le 
Kyng, 'peyntour' and armourer of London, 40Z. ; to be levied etc. in 
CO. Buckingham. 

Enrolment of indenture made between Sir Andrew de Bures, knight, 
William de Fifide, Sir Richard de Cressevill, and Robert le Boteller of the 
one part, and Sir John de Hothum of Bondeby 'le puisne,' knight, of the 
other part, testifying that whereas John has enfeoffed Andrew and the others 
of his manor of Colynweston, co. Northampton, for rendering 100 marks 
yearly to him, and of his manor of Solihull, co. Warwick, for rendering 
100 marks yearly, as appears more fully by the indentures made thereupon 
in surety for payments of 500 marks and of 25Z. to be paid to them in the 
name of Sir Michael le Ponyngges as part of the ransom of Sir Silvestre de 
Laflfoil, his prisoner, that if John pay to Andrew and the others 500 marks 
and 25Z. at London, at Michaelmas or within eight days, and Easter or 
within fifteen days, then the charters of enfeoffment and the liveries of 
seisin held by them shall be null and void, and John shall freely enter the 
manors and hold them as he held them before, but if he make default in 
that payment, then the enfeoffments shall stand firm, and Andrew and the 
others shall hold the manors quit of the aforesaid rent of 200 marks, 
without rendering anything to John, and they grant that when the 500 
marks and 25Z. have been fully paid they will allow John to hold the said 
manors as aforesaid and will deliver to him the charters made by him 
thereupon and will further give him an acquittance of Sir Silvestre de la 
Foil in right of his release and ransom. Witnesses : Richard Knyvet, 
John Knyvet his son, Thomas de Lyndon, Stephen Cook, Henry Dengayn, 



11483 



290 CALENDAK OF CLOSE BOLLS. 

1347. 



Membrane 5d — cont. 



William Petit, John de Peyto, Richard de Whitacro, William de Sheldon, 
Roger le Hai-pour of Solihull and John his son. Dated on Monday the 
feast of St. Barnahas, 21 Edward III. French. 

Meinorandiiin that Andrew William, Richard and Robert and the said John 
came into chancery at London and acknowledged the preceding indenture. 

Enrolment of power of at